by Keith Cornett
The Detroit News is reporting that General Motors will be recalling 6,006 2011 and 2012 Corvette Coupes in North America due to failure to meet a federal safety standard covering the rear hinges. GM said the issue could allow the rear hatch to separate from the vehicle in a crash.
GM will be mailing letters to the owners with the affected hinges on October 14th. Dealers will replace both rear hatch hinges.
The issue came to light during testing for a future European regulation in early September, and GM halted shipment of the vehicles for three days as it investigated. GM says its unaware of any crashes, injuries or customer complaints related to the issue.
The recall affects 5,755 Corvettes in the United States and 217 in Canada. Most of the rear hatch hinges ? about 4,000 ? are on 2011 Corvettes.
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