C7 Corvette Has Cracked and Warped Wheels
GM went with cast aluminum wheels over a stronger forged option for its 7th generation Corvette. Now that owners are having issues with warping and cracking, the automaker is telling them to stop hitting potholes instead of honoring its war…
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What Owners Complain About
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- 2017 Corvette cracked rim 6 (100%)
- 2015 Corvette jerking 5 (83%)
- 2015 Corvette front end shakes at sharp turning radius 3 (50%)
- 2016 Corvette paint bubbles 2 (33%)
- 2016 Corvette not shifting properly 2 (33%)
7th Generation Corvette Key Numbers
A judge has granted GM's motion to dismiss one of the cases alleging the automaker should reimburse C7 Corvette owners for cracked and warped wheels.
The lawsuit claims GM is breaching its warranty by blaming any instances of cracked wheels on owners driving habits. But the plaintiff made a few key mistakes:…keep reading
General Motors is facing a second legal challenge for problems related to warped and cracked wheels in the C7 Corvette.
As reported by the Detroit Free Press, the consolidated class-action lawsuit was brought by eightteen 2015-2019 C7 Corvette owners, specifically the Z06 and Grand Sport trims.
The plaintiffs are seeking millions of dollars in reimbursements for costs related to replacing wheels that arekeep reading
prone to deforming and cracking without impact damagebecause GM opted for a cast aluminum rather that a forged wheel.…
There's growing concern that GM has made a series of bad decisions about the wheels for the C7 Corvette (2015-2019).
1) They used cast aluminum and not forged wheels. 2) They used less than the recommended amount of casted material. 3) They blame drivers when the wheels split apart after going over bumps
Now a lawsuit filed in California is accusing GM of systematically denying warranty coverage to owners with cracked wheel problems, even if the prolem happens well within the standard 3-year / 36,000 mile warranty.keep reading
The electronic power steering may suddenly stop working in over 27,000 Cadillacs, Corvettes, and Camaros.
An internal GM investigation found inconsistencies with the circuit boards supplied by Bosch. You’ll still be able to steer, but turning gets a heck of a lot harder without power assistance. GM will replace the entire power steering gear assemblies in a recall expected to begin this month.keep reading
A Texas man says his Corvette has been loaded with problems from the moment he drove it off the lot.
After paying $76,000 for the sports car, the plaintiff says he began experiencing problems with the Corvette including failure to start, loud rattling sounds, stalling, problems with the GPS navigation system and problems with the electrical system.
In the first year of ownership, the plaintiff says there were six warranty repairs requiring 50 days in the shop. He wants GM to buy the car back, but they want nothing to do with that bucket o' problems.
It's up to a judge now.
Have you had a similar, repair-filled experience?keep reading
This is a known problem with the Grand Sport wheels and was never divulged by GM or the dealership. I am looking for compensation from either dealership or GM ... This tire was leaking and the dealer knew it. I have contacted them but received no response. If this continues to be a problem with the other wheels, I'll be forced to spend $3000 on after market wheels. This sucks.
At 780 miles brought to the dealer because there was vibrating above 35 mph. [The] dealer found that the left rear rim was bent and the right tire was defective. They refused to cover the rim under warranty and charged $300. They did cover the right tire. The car now has 2500 miles on it and I believe there are bent rims again.