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Corvette Sales Halted While Parking Brake, Airbag Issues Fixed

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The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. (Ryan Garza/MCT/Landov)

By    |   Friday, 12 Sep 2014 02:40 PM

General Motors announced Thursday that it is halting sales of 2015 Corvettes from dealer lots and deliveries from the plant until two issues can be fixed.

The company said it is not issuing a recall right now, but pointed to parking brake and airbag issues that need to be addressed in the Corvettes, The Wall Street Journal said.

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About 2,000 Corvettes at dealerships or the Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant are affected by an airbag problem, while an additional 800 cars, mostly at dealerships, have a problem with the parking brake, the WSJ said.

Reuters said the Corvette parking brake problem was caused by only one of two cables being properly attached, while the airbag issue came from a “suspect” part being used to attach the airbag.

The 2015 redesigned Corvette has been selling well, with about 2,600 sold in August, the WSJ said, which is four times more than the number sold in August 2013. Through August this year, about 23,500 of the cars were sold in the U.S., up 253 percent over sales last year for the same time period, Reuters said.

GM also announced recalls for about 270,000 vehicles, according to CNN Money. Those include 200,000 Saturn VUEs from 2002 to 2004 that have an ignition switch problem that has been tied to two crashes. Other recalls by the company include Cadillac ATS sedans, Chevrolet Impala sedans, Chevrolet Aveos, Pontiac G3s, and Chevy Sparks.

As GM made the decision to halt sales and issue recalls, Ford Motor Co. also announced the recall of 74,000 Ford Escapes from model years 2005 to 2008 and Mercury Mariners from 2006 to 2008. Other vehicles recalled in addition include 400 Ford Focus sedans from 2014 and Lincoln MKC crossover from 2015 and 1,700 Ford F-650s and F-750s from 2014.

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