Chevrolet Corvette owners have filed a class action lawsuit against the American automaker for engine failures.
The owners are alleging that the 2006-2014 Chevrolet Corvette 427 and Z06 equipped with a 7.0-liter V8 engine suffer from excessive valve guide wear that leads to engine failures. The filing notes that General Motors is aware of the issue but has not yet come up with a solution. Currently 19 owners have filed over 70 claims, alleging that GM began testing vehicles using the “wiggle method,” and when the test determined many of the sports cars had valve guides out of spec, the company stopped testing because it “would lead to more repair and investigations than it wished to perform.”
The Corvette has been in the spotlight over recent years for engine failures, with owners earlier in the year watching their engines fail with less than 1,000 miles on the odometer. The American automaker has responded to those claims by instructing owners to follow the break-in period and oil change procedure at 500 miles to remove possible contaminants created during the engine break-in process.
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