Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2005 / 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Steering Column Recall Announced

Some 2005 and 2006 Chevrolet Corvettes have been recalled for a steering column issue:

General Motors is recalling about 40,000 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars because of a problem in which repeatedly adjusting the position of the steering column can cause the cars' electronic stability control activate when it shouldn't.

In some model year 2005 and 2006 Corvettes equipped with a tilting and telescoping steering wheel, repeated adjustment of the steering column position can cause the electrical connection to an electronic steering sensor to become loose.

When the problem occurs, the message "Service Active Handling System" appears in the vehicles' gauge cluster. Active Handling System is GM's name for the ESC system in the Corvette.

The problem is rare and occurs only when the steering column is adjusted repeatedly, according to GM.

The automaker will notify owners of affected vehicles so they can have their vehicles repaired. Owners can also call Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438. To repair the problem, dealers will install a clip to the sensor connector to ensure that it does not come loose.

Read entire article at CNN Money.

Find out more by contacting Purifoy Chevrolet.


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