August 6, 2020
August 6, 2020 Mike Davenport

GM issues Recall on Front trunk 2020 Corvette

We have all heard and seen about the 2020 Corvette front trunk (possibly) popping open when not intended while driving.

I actually did a video on this you can watch here. C8 Corvette Frunks Flying Open. My response and how to fix it

GM has made a recall in regards to the front trunk. But, it’s not for unintended opening. It’s actually for another REALLY GOOD safety concern.

Field Action Details

General Motors has decided that certain 2020 model year Chevrolet Corvette vehicles fail to conform to S4.1 of Federal/Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (F/CMVSS) No. 401, “Interior Trunk Release.” These vehicles are designed to enter a low-power “sleep” mode ten minutes after powering off. The trunk lid release button located inside the front trunk compartment may not function while the vehicle is in this sleep mode, as required by FMVSS 401.

Safety Risk Description:

If the trunk lid is left open, a small person who climbs inside the front trunk compartment and closes the trunk lid while inside may not be able to get out without assistance, increasing the risk of injury.

Repair Description:

GM will update the software in the vehicles’ Body Control Module (BCM) to lower the voltage required to wake the vehicle from the low power “sleep” mode. This will allow the interior trunk release button to function while the vehicle is in that mode. Owners who have accepted applicable terms and conditions will have the opportunity to accept these software changes using wireless over-the-air (OTA) technology without having to bring their vehicle to a dealership. Alternatively, owners may schedule to have the updates performed at a GM dealer.

In other words this can be done in your garage or driveway. Simply go to your cars radio. Hit settings from your home screen, click system, scroll down till you see updates. it’s that easy.

see video below for reference.

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