Weekly Recalls: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, 2019 Kia Forte


Recall Street Sign

CHEVROLET: 2020 CORVETTE


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V461000
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,141

Summary

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The release button located inside the front trunk compartment may not function after the vehicle has been shut off for ten minutes. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, "Internal Trunk Release."

Remedy

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the software in the vehicle's Body Control Module (BCM) to allow the release switch to always work, free of charge. Owners also may allow the vehicle to be remedied via an Over-The-Air software update. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2020. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-866-522-9559. GM's number for this recall is N202309350.



KIA : 2019 FORTE


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V459000
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Components: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 834

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Forte vehicles. The left front axle driveshaft may not have been heat-treated, which can cause it to break.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left front axle driveshaft for a heat treatment verification code, and replace it if the code is missing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 2, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC195.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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