WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling 43 2015 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars to fix a rear suspension problem that can result in a reduction in vehicle stability and steering control, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, the toe link outer ball joint on the rear suspension may not have been properly tightened during the assembly process," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "The toe link may loosen with vehicle use and eventually separate. A toe link separation can result in a reduction in vehicle stability and steering control, increasing the risk of a crash."
The affected vehicles were built from September 26, 2014 to October 2, 2014.
GM spokesman Alan Adler told Edmunds the company is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall as of December 10, 2014.
A GM statement said the loose toe link can cause the rear suspension to "make loud metallic noises, particularly when the vehicle is traveling around corners or over bumps or potholes."
Twenty-eight of the vehicles are in customer possession and the rest are in dealer stock, where they are being inspected and repaired before being sold.
Chevrolet dealers will inspect and replace any damaged parts. Dealers were notified of the recall on January 22, but GM has not set a date for the recall. Owners can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.
Edmunds says: The recall is expected to begin within 60 days, but if you own one of these Corvettes and have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.