Back latch/ octane grade info

by JoAnn Giardina
(Jericho, NY)

Have they found a solution for the problem of the back hatch not closing unless you have a window or door open on the 2015 C7???

How can I find the octane grade in ihe information system?

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Jan 15, 2016
C7 Hatch and Gas!
by: Chris


Congratulations on being our first C7 ask contributor!

Your first question about the hatch closing is not limited to the C7 nor a new issue to Corvette. In fact all the way back to the C4 the hatches have been giving owners fits. The major frustration is getting your finger prints all over the trunk and not to mention the extra step. They really need to incorporate a fix they have used in the past.

On the later years of the C6 they added a pull down feature to the hatch lock mechanism. We think they might have gotten a little to obsessed over weight on the C7 and returned back to the simpler design. Forgetting the lessons from the past.

My recommendation to you is practice your technique closing the hatch using the handle on the underside of the hatch. If you are already using this great, if not start today. The key is to pull the hatch down with enough force to close the hatch hands free with a downward sweeping motion. A little patience and practice will yield a magic result I promise! Dont worry you wont hurt the car. Just dont hit your hand!

Unfortunately Octane rating is not part of the C7 Corvette information system menu selections. Minimum octane rating for the C7 is 91 octane which in most places is top tier gasoline. That would be a nice thing to include though.

We hope this answered your questions. If not come back and we will try again. If we did come back and visit us anyway we would love to see you. Your number one in our book especially on C7 Ask!

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