Owners of the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette spent from $60,000 to $113,000 to buy their dream car, but some of them never anticipated replacing the transmission less than a year later.
The top complaints by owners to federal safety regulators involve powertrain problems, but there are also issues with the electrical system, lane departure and more, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
To date, the NHTSA has received nine complaints from consumers about the 2022 Corvette Stingray Coupe. It also has one recall for both 2021 and 2022 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. This recall involves one or two missing ball bearings in the rear half-shaft assemblies within the vehicle’s power train. Vehicles affected may experience a loss of drive power and some owners have had their transmission completely replaced after it malfunctioned.
Additionally, the manufacturer posted 174 service bulletins/communications on the NHTSA website. They cover numerous issues ranging from electrical issues and engine issues to equipment and the structure of the Corvette.
2021, 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Power Train Recall — February 2022
One driver found out first-hand about the recall. In fact, they were warned not to drive their car after just 1850 miles. The driver’s information display warned “Rear Axel System Off” and they received an email from OnStar stating “Engine/Transmission fault, Seek Service Immediately.” It turns out, a couple of bearings in the transmission unit were left out. Also, there are at least 22 vehicles with the same problem. General Motors reported the issue in September 2021, but a shortage of replacement transmissions and backlog at dealerships could indicate the problem is more widespread.
Another owner told federal regulators the transmission in their $110,000 sports car died after only 1400 miles. The dealership ended up replacing the transmission under warranty.
Another owner had a cracked transmission housing in their 7-month-old Corvette. They discovered the issue after finding a greasy substance on the bottom panels when they took the vehicle for an oil change. The dealership told the Corvette owner the transmission case cracked. They attributed the issue to it being made from a porous metal casting. GM is aware of the issue.
California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson
Did you purchase a 2022 Chevrolet Corvette or another vehicle with a major safety issue? If so, and your vehicle is still under the original factory warranty, you may have a lemon law claim. Also, any vehicle that is unfixable, has ongoing issues or is in the shop for 30 days or more may have a cause for legal action.
California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson will review your case and let you know if it qualifies as a lemon.
Also, we recommend that you obtain an invoice for all repairs and recall visits from the dealership. These documents will support your potential case. Should the vehicle experience repeated issues or become a safety risk, these documents support the Lemon Law Claim. Contact us for a free case review at 1-800-235-6801.