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C8 Corvette frunks are popping open on the road, and Chevy has an idea why
There’s nothing more challenging than change, and for Corvette disciples, no change to America’s sports car has been greater than the move to a mid-engine platform. As they rack up the miles, many Corvette owners find themselves wondering whether the the mid-engine platform means that everything operates differently—including, it appears, the front trunk. The frunk, as it’s better known, has become something of a sticking point in NHTSA complaints for the new C8 Corvette, with owners reporting that the frunks are blowing open while driving. The common theme is that the owner was driving down the roads at a “prudent” pace, usually on surface streets and not on freeways, when the frunk popped open shortly after departure.
Why is is so hard to believe that GM didn't do a very good job designing so groundbreaking and complicated a concept as a rear-hinged, forward-placed hatch opening? Was this a common problem with the Yugo, or are we to believe Yugo owners are/were simply more intelligent, with better hood-closing skills than the average C8 owner?