Approximately 7,100 model-year 2020 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars are being recalled because the car can be driven with the front trunk lid unlatched, which can open above a certain speed, obstructing the driver’s forward view and increasing the risk of a crash.

Chevrolet manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners on Oct. 3. Owners can call the automaker at 800-630-2438 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more,

To fix the problem, dealers will update the software in the vehicle’s Body Control Module to limit the vehicle speed to 26 mph when the hood is not completely closed and latched. Also, the operation of the hood release on the key fob will be modified and the release button located inside the front trunk compartment will be adjusted to require a longer press-time. Owners who have accepted applicable terms and conditions will have the opportunity to accept these software changes using wireless over-the-air (OTA) technology without having to bring their vehicle to a dealership. Alternatively, owners may schedule service at a GM dealer to receive the software updates.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.