Okay... so now what?
The owner of this Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe has an unusual problem. He doesn't know how to resolve it and his local Chevy dealership will likely be equally shocked. Thanks to a video posted by owner Jaysmizle on YouTube, he's able to show the world that his C8 thinks it's a Cadillac. There's clearly a software bug because whenever he starts up the car, a Cadillac crest logo appears on the main touchscreen. This isn't just a one-time thing.
He shut off the car and pressed the ignition button a second time to prove his point. And there it was. Again. That crest logo. What's more, this system bug wipes out all of his radio pre-sets and Bluetooth connection.
"My car did that demo mode thing," he said while filming. "It erased all of my radio pre-sets, and a Cadillac emblem comes up on the main screen. I'm not sure how that's possible." He's owned the car for several months now and this is the first time this issue has happened. "This takes the cake. Was my car built on a Friday? Does GM even care about quality control? I don't think I'm that dramatic when I say I own the world's worst Corvette ever built."
Apparently, this guy's Corvette has had a history of what could perhaps be blamed on its early build status.
His car was previously affected by the front trunk, or 'frunk,' issue where the lid would open while the car was being driven. This was clearly a huge safety concern but GM remedied the issue with an over-the-air software update. So far, we haven't heard of any other C8s whose display screens have this mysterious and somewhat humorous problem.
We would be somewhat surprised if this is the only Corvette with a case of mistaken identity. The wrong brand logo is one thing, but having the radio presets deleted every time you start her up is just flat-out annoying. Anyone from Chevy reading this? We hope so.