Motor Trend’s 2015 Corvette Stingray Z51 Long-Term Update 4


by Chris Seabaugh as republished from, MotorTrend Staff Photos
Corvette Spends a Week at the Dealer

Dateline February 2, 2016: Since the last update, I’ve had plenty of time to get reacquainted with my long-term 2015 Corvette Stingray Z51. Unfortunately, so has the dealer.After addressing a handful of fit and finish issues, I finally had the kick in the pants I needed to get me to the Chevy dealer: a MyLink center console display that no longer displayed images.

With the Corvette set to spend time at the dealer to get the MyLink display repaired, I opted to have the creaking targa top and squealing brakes addressed, too.

The daylong repair that the dealership promised quickly turned into a weeklong affair because of a scarcity of parts and a work backlog for the dealer’s Corvette techs. The fix for the MyLink display consisted of taking the dashboard apart and completely replacing the MyLink display in the center stack and the driver info display on the instrument cluster. The dealer cured the Corvette’s squealing brakes by cleaning off excessive dust and lubing them. As for the click-clack of the targa top? Well, it still does that. The dealer described the sound as “normal body flex noise” despite the fact that the Corvette spent the first half of its life rattle-free. Although I certainly won’t be giving up on a fix for the rattling targa top, at this point I’m just happy to be able to turn the music up, put the hammer down, and enjoy listening to the Corvette’s LT1 sing for a bit.