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Old 01-14-2019, 08:20 PM
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Well I had it for almost 24 hours. Car has 51 miles on it. As I was driving home from the store I had just turned into my apartment complex so I was going around 10 mph. All of a sudden I hear a loud bang then the sound of metal being dragged along the street for about 5 seconds followed by the loud sound of air being let out of a tire, a loud hiss. That lasted 5 seconds and then a loud rattle that gets faster or slower depending on your speed.

No the tires are full. Looked under the car nothing looks loose or is laying on the ground. Almost sounds like you are dragging tin cans behind the car. The sound bounces off buildings around you. Called Onstar and they connected me to Chevrolet road side assistance. They sent a flatbed tow truck to pick up the car and take it 20 miles back to the dealer. The dealers service department is backed up so they said they could not get to it for a couple of days at least, maybe longer. They did give me a free loaner vehicle to drive. This is my first Corvette and I must admit this kind of puts a damper on the fun of buying a new car. I have wanted to own a Corvette for years. I hope my dream is not turning into a nightmare. Maybe someone at the factory forgot to tighten some bolts somewhere.

Anyone ever heard of something like this before? Any ideas of what might be wrong with it?
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:28 PM
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Yep a bummer for sure having such an experience with your first Corvette. Try to stay positive. Chances are you will have it back soon and be in for lots of enjoyment. Good luck and Please keep us informed.
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DH, first, welcome to CorvetteForum.

Second, I'm really sorry to hear this happened to you. All the best of luck-sending positive thoughts your way! Keep us posted in this thread as to what's happening with your new Corvette.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:13 PM
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Unfortunate man, having a little issue at the moment myself. Things will work out for us and well be cruising around in our cars in no time!
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Well I had it for almost 24 hours. Car has 51 miles on it. As I was driving home from the store I had just turned into my apartment complex so I was going around 10 mph. All of a sudden I hear a loud bang then the sound of metal being dragged along the street for about 5 seconds followed by the loud sound of air being let out of a tire, a loud hiss. That lasted 5 seconds and then a loud rattle that gets faster or slower depending on your speed.

No the tires are full. Looked under the car nothing looks loose or is laying on the ground. Almost sounds like you are dragging tin cans behind the car. The sound bounces off buildings around you. Called Onstar and they connected me to Chevrolet road side assistance. They sent a flatbed tow truck to pick up the car and take it 20 miles back to the dealer. The dealers service department is backed up so they said they could not get to it for a couple of days at least, maybe longer. They did give me a free loaner vehicle to drive. This is my first Corvette and I must admit this kind of puts a damper on the fun of buying a new car. I have wanted to own a Corvette for years. I hope my dream is not turning into a nightmare. Maybe someone at the factory forgot to tighten some bolts somewhere.

Anyone ever heard of something like this before? Any ideas of what might be wrong with it?
Stuff happens. It's probably better if it happens right away and gets fixed right away, but it certainly sucks,.
I'm told that in areas like computers that if something is going to malfunction it does so early on. I don't know if this also is true of cars.
Best wishes.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:57 PM
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Other posts I’ve read of those symptoms. The outcome wasn’t good. Maybe a YouTube video of a white Corvette with the sound of soda cans being banged together.i remember that one and a couple others.
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Well if its gonna happen, let it happen under warranty!
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Hope it turns out to be something easily fixed, but if not, at least you have a full warranty on the car. Good thoughts going your way that the car gets fixed and you can end up enjoying it for a long time.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:10 AM
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Bad deal, no one needs to pay big buck for dream car and have it towed in a few days. Hope it is something simple.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:03 AM
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Be interesting to hear was they find. Doesn't sound good though.
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Was it an Automatic ????
Could you actually drive the car aftereards.

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Old 01-15-2019, 11:35 AM
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OP.....welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear what happened. I bought a brand new 73 Camaro way back when, and with 9 miles on it I stopped to show some friends and it wouldn't start. Turns out it was something simple. A piece of the shroud surrounding the starter broke off and jammed inside. Good luck with your situation and I hope it's as simple as mine was.
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First off welcome to the forum and sorry about your misfortune. I know it must be very frustrating, disappointing, and make you feel sick. But I still believe this is the funniest most enjoyable car I ever owned. Every car coming of the line can't be perfect, unfortunately you got one. That's why there's the warranty and GM knows that. I'm sure everything will work out and you'll be enjoying many miles and smiles for a longtime. Look at the glass half full and remember you have one of the coolest cars ever made in MY OPINION.
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Whenever I hear something like that with the vehicle under warranty I keep right on rolling until it breaks or won't move. Seems the only way the dealers can find the problem.
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Have they told you what happened yet?
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:19 PM
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Welcome aboard,

Please do not draw any conclusions until your service person has gotten back to you with the facts.

Many times new car have mechanical items that must have additional service. There are thousand of new parts that must come together, for the first time.

Please be patient,

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Mechanical things do break, almost all will break (or wear out) eventually. GM is paying for yours
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Welcome to the forum...
sorry to hear you already have an issue.

Did it backfire?

My 2016 Z51 did at 970 miles and mine ended up being a lifter.
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Originally Posted by dharding View Post
Well I had it for almost 24 hours. Car has 51 miles on it. As I was driving home ...
Not a great start. I hope it turns out to be minor.
Out of curiosity, when the flatbed arrived, did it look like the driver knew how to get a low slung Corvette up the ramp? Did he use tow hooks screwed into your car, or did he just get under there and attach a chain?
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