GM urges customers not to use Valet Mode on 2015 Corvette Stingray as it may be illegal

Article by Christian A., on September 29, 2014

Back in August, GM announced that the 2015 Corvette Stingray will arrive with the new Valet mode with performance Data Recorder, a system that allows you to lock your interior storage, disable the infotainment system but also record video, audio and vehicle data. Customers can activate the Valet Mode by entering a unique four-digit code and was created in order to keep your car safe while driven by foreign persons.

A month later after making the announcement, General Motors sent a bulletin to dealers in order to inform customers not to use the Valet Mode until the software is updated. Apparently, the Valet Mode is not legal in 12 states, including California and Michigan, because the law doesn’t let you record private conversations unless people know about it.

So, the system needs to be consistent with legal requirements that pertain to audio recording devices, according to the bulletin sent by GM. It is still unclear how GM will solve this problem but we are sure that they will quickly find a solution for people who want to get the navigation package that includes the Valet Mode and Performance Data Recorder.

The navigation package costs $1,795. We are definitely sure that you will be pleased by the 6.2-liter V8 engine found under the hood and capable to deliver 450 hp and 450 lb-ft (610 Nm) of torque. If you still don’t know, the Corvette Stingray is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds, while top speed is 190 mph or 305 km/h.

Also new for 2015MY Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the new paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission that makes the vehicle even more fuel-efficient with an EPA-rated 16 mpg in the city, 20 mpg combined and 29 mpg on the highway. The 2015 Corvette Stingray is not only more efficient, but also faster as it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and runs the quarter mile in 11.9 seconds (0.1 seconds faster).

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