General Motors LLC allegedly manufactured, marketed, distributed, and sold 2015-2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and 2017-2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport vehicles without disclosing that the wheels were defective.
Consumers allege that the vehicles are equipped with wheels (a.k.a., rims) that warp, bend and crack, necessitating costly repairs and replacements. In addition, cracked rims can puncture the tires, causing air leaks and tire blowouts. During Car & Driver magazine’s long-term review of a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette GS, three of its wheels bent, and one of them cracked. The repairs and replacement cost approximately $1,119.
Consumers allege that although General Motors sold its Corvette with a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, GM is refusing to cover the rim defect, arguing that customers’ driving and the road conditions are to blame for the wheel failures. By refusing to cover repairs or replacements of the bent and cracked rims, GM may be breaching its bumper-to-bumper warranty.
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