It’s safe to say that anyone who purchases the new 755-hp Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 may have chosen the Corvette due to its powerful acceleration and uber-capable carbon-ceramic brakes. Well, if you ever intend on any hard braking or accelerating in your 2019 Corvette ZR1, you may want to check with your nearest Chevrolet dealer to see if your new ZR1 might be affected. According to Cars.com, approximately 490 model year 2019 Corvette ZR1s could potentially have an issue with their car’s safety equipment when they may need it most.
They go on to state that under heavy braking or acceleration, the car’s sensing diagnostic module may go into a fault state. As such, the diagnostic module will not provide crash-sensing data or be able to deploy the airbags should the vehicle experience a crash. And, as you can imagine (and if YouTube has taught us anything) the chances of a crash under hard acceleration or braking in a Corvette can be quite high.
Owners of 2019 Corvette ZR1s are asked to contact their nearest Chevrolet dealer to see if their Corvette is affected by the recall. Owners can also call the automaker at 800-222-1020, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit NHTSA’s website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
To correct the issue, dealers will reprogram the sensing diagnostic module with updated software at no charge.