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Old 03-14-2019, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by shineocd View Post
The link in post 12 or 16 will work. I tried both and both said no recall for my VIN.
Post #12 was mine, LOL. I was in a hurry when I posted it and didn’t see the link.

I checked my VIN in both links, I dodged the dealership service bullet (THEY SCRATCHED MY DOOR SILL PLATE WHEN I TOOK IT IN FOR ONE OF MY FREE OIL CHANGES). I also checked my VIN sticker in the driver’s door jam for the date it was manufactured. Mine was manufactured 5/17.

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Old 03-15-2019, 08:09 AM
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My 2017 Stingray had around 1500 miles on it when I lost my power steering and yes the light on the dash came on and warning of no power steering flashed on dash. I took it in to my dealership and they replaced the elec. power steering gear asm. and performed alignment. Now I have 6,000 plus and I've had no more problems with it. I just inserted my vin and it said no recalls, figure that out.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by C7 Marc View Post
According to this article... https://www.consumerreports.org/car-...ering-problem/
It affects Corvettes manufactured between these dates.

“2017 Chevrolet Corvette coupes manufactured from July 27, 2016 through May 4, 2017”
I'm assuming convertibles aren't affected per the above.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Kevin A Jones View Post
I'm assuming convertibles aren't affected per the above.
Just for the record. That was copied and pasted straight from the article, (“2017 Chevrolet Corvette coupes manufactured from July 27, 2016 through May 4, 2017”) not my words.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin A Jones View Post
I'm assuming convertibles aren't affected per the above.
I have a '17 Vert, and my VIN did not come up for the recall on the Chevy site.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:25 PM
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My 2017 was manufactured in 05/2017 (have no idea where some of you are getting actual days from). GM recall center shows NO recalls on my VIN. Hopefully, this is accurate!

Grand Sport Coupe.

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Old 03-15-2019, 01:33 PM
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The control board can't be replaced separately, it is part of the rack, under the black plastic end-cap of the power steering motor. The entire rack will be replaced.

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Old 03-15-2019, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ersatz928 View Post

The control board can't be replaced separately, it is part of the rack. The entire rack will be replaced.
OUCH! How long will this take to do?
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by MlwYlw View Post
My 2017 was manufactured in 05/2017 (have no idea where some of you are getting actual days from). GM recall center shows NO recalls on my VIN. Hopefully, this is accurate!

Grand Sport Coupe.
Unless I read it wrong, I thought the silver sticker in the driver’s side door jam had the month, day and year on it.

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Old 03-15-2019, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Lebowski View Post
I have a '17 Vert, and my VIN did not come up for the recall on the Chevy site.
Mine didn't either.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:33 PM
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Jeeeze.......I'm debating moving from my Mustang to a Corvette, but these reliability issues kill me.

The issues with Mustangs are worry enough.......but stuff like this is very worrisome.

But, I suppose extending the warranty is always the answer. You just have to do it.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
OUCH! How long will this take to do?
The GM Service manual says to drop the cradle (picture) to change the rack, but somebody else said that the rack can be removed from the top, with the cradle remaining in place. If they drop the cradle, they will have to check/reset caster, camber, and toe. Plus the brake lines are opened, and will need to be bled.

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Old 03-15-2019, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by MlwYlw View Post
My 2017 was manufactured in 05/2017 (have no idea where some of you are getting actual days from). GM recall center shows NO recalls on my VIN. Hopefully, this is accurate!

Grand Sport Coupe.
It doesn't affect all 2017s. The article says approx 6K cars. It appears to have been traced to one "bad batch" of control boards. Moreover, I suspect only a few of these have failed, but they have no way of knowing which ones will and which won't.

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Old 03-15-2019, 03:10 PM
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It doesn't affect all 2017s. The article says approx 6K cars. It appears to have been traced to one "bad batch" of control boards. Moreover, I suspect only a few of these have failed, but they have no way of knowing which ones will and which won't.
Wont they know by the vin number (they provided the site info), they must?.. Maybe they should reach out to the ones that have the issue rather than causing mass panic?

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Old 03-15-2019, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by C7 Marc View Post
Unless I read it wrong, I thought the silver sticker in the driver’s side door jam had the month, day and year on it.
The door sticker only has month and year, not the day.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:49 PM
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Other than radio my car has been trouble free - knock on wood - of the ten vettes I owned this one by far the best one yet - great car

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Old 03-15-2019, 04:06 PM
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You would think that this would open GM to some lawsuits, especially if the power steering failure resulted in an accident.
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffnoa View Post
You would think that this would open GM to some lawsuits, especially if the power steering failure resulted in an accident.
Hence the recall instead of just a tech bulletin
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
Wont they know by the vin number (they provided the site info), they must?.. Maybe they should reach out to the ones that have the issue rather than causing mass panic?
Yes, anyone with a 2017 Corvette can check the owner's site or call a dealer. If the owner's site says no recalls, your car is not involved as a couple of people found out above. Eventually, all affected owners of record should receive a letter.

If it were me, I'd just wait and take it in on next required oil change, or service visit for some other reason. I don't see any reason to panic here. You can still steer, it will just take more effort, but it's highly unlikely to fail.

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Old 03-15-2019, 08:20 PM
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I have a 17 and my VIN didn't show up on the gm website.
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