C8 Frunk ProblemJuly 16, 2020
Customers Report Frunks Flying Open;
There are a few reports from C8 owners that the frunk is flying open when the vehicle is driving along. The problem is that the frunk is just the right size to nearly cover your entire view forward, and can of course scare the hell out of you. For these reasons, GM is taking these reports very seriously.
In a statement from GM, a Chevrolet spokesperson claims the hood-opening issue is the users’ fault, not the Chevy’s. The statement goes on to say that the engineering team is investigating the potential issue and will be working to prevent them moving forward, but they have not been able to identify any mechanical issues related to this situation. In the meantime, they are looking at ways we can improve warnings of the hood being open by increasing the volume of warning chimes and changing the messaging that appears in the DIC. Vehicles already in customers hands will receive these changes through over-the-air updates.
The design of the frunk lid has three different positions: fully open, fully closed and partially open but still secured with a secondary latch (to allow the battery charging cable during storage). The secondary latch is also a safeguard designed to ensure that it will not open if drivers accidentally press the release buttons on the key fob or in the cabin while the C8 is in gear. However, doing so when it’s in Park will open both latches to allow the lid to be easily lifted by hand, leading some owners to speculate that electronic interference could be a culprit.
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