Approximately 5,100 model-year 2020 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars are being recalled because the release button located inside the front trunk compartment may not function after the car has been shut off for 10 minutes. If a person climbs inside the front trunk compartment and closes the lid, they may not be able to get out without assistance, increasing the risk of injury.

Chevrolet manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners on Sept. 21. 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 allow the release switch to always work. Owners may also allow the car to be remedied via an over-the-air software update.

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.