The 2024-2025 Chevrolet Corvette is Being Recalled for Potentially Faulty Seatbelt Retractors

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

One thing you really want to work well in a powerful sports car is your seatbelt, but some Corvette owners might find theirs unusable. Chevy is recalling 13,464 of the cars for an issue that could cause the seatbelt to become locked in a stowed position.

The issue is caused by two internal seatbelt retractor components, which might be “slightly out of dimensional specifications.” If those components are present and the seatbelt is fully extended, it could become locked when retracted.

A GM engineer noticed the problem and submitted a report through the automaker’s Speak Up For Safety program. After opening an investigation on April 9, GM’s supplier identified the components, which were in seatbelts sent to the automaker between October last year and May 2024. The decision was made to recall the car on May 30, and GM said it was not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the issue.

Dealers will replace the retractors free of charge, and GM has issued a stop-sale for the cars. It noted that selling vehicles with defective components is illegal but also said that the parts are on backorder and did not give an expected stock date. That could leave some dealers and buyers waiting on cars indefinitely.

The automaker did not say which Corvette models are affected, only specifying model years 2024 and 2025, but it’s relatively safe to assume that all variants use the same retractor components.

[Images: Chevrolet/GM]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X Kwik_Shift_Pro4X on Jun 13, 2024

    “slightly out of dimensional specifications.” math 2+2=5 (or close enough)

  • Redapple2 Redapple2 on Jun 13, 2024

    C8. Can the passenger see the TV screen over that (for what purpose) buttress? Never cared for this over styled, over done, origami project. C7 is the best.

    • 1995 SC 1995 SC on Jun 16, 2024

      They did a great job with this and it really is what the Corvette should be in my opinion. Exotic car performance that is attainable for normal people. I would prefer a more traditional interior but it is a Corvette...people have been griping about the interior since the C3. They are purchased for other attributes.

  • SCE to AUX The original Capri was beautiful. The abomination from the 90s was no Capri, and neither is this.It looks good, but too similar to a Polestar. And what's with the whacked price?
  • Rover Sig Absolutely not. Ever.
  • EBFlex No. I buy as little Chinese products as possible.
  • John "...often in a state of complete disarray on the roads" What does that mean? Many examples in poor repair? Talk about awful writing.
  • Varezhka Saving sedans in US or globally? Right now around half of the global sedan sales is in China, just under a quarter in North America, and the remaining quarter distributed around the rest of the world. So for a sedan to stay around they must sell well in both China and North America (BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda) or just extremely well in China (VW/Audi and Nissan). For everyone else, the writing is on the wall. There’s also a niche of subcompact sedans in SE Asia and India but I believe those are being replaced by SUVs too.