As modern cars pile on the tech, software bugs are inevitable. Usually they’re just a laggy screen, but sometimes the issues can be more severe, like your infotainment system shutting off or being completely unresponsive. It’s not too often you see something just plain weird though, which is why the identity crisis plaguing this C8 Chevrolet Corvette is so interesting. According to the infotainment system, the Corvette wants to move into the luxury segment, as it thinks it’s a Cadillac for some reason.
The owner, who goes by Jaysmizle on YouTube, posted the video to prove this wasn’t a one-time quirk. He begins by saying the car went into demo mode and essentially did a factory reset, where he lost all of his radio presets. But when it went into demo mode on its own accord is where Cadillac comes in. In the video, he shows every time he turns the car on the Cadillac shield appears. In his Chevrolet Corvette. Check it out.
Many automakers that have a similar infotainment system with different themes can do a similar thing. Ford, for example, will let you put their Sync 3 system into a service mode where you can turn your Escape’s screen into a Shelby GT500. It’s a fun thing to try out. But Jaysmizle didn’t want to do this, and his C8 Corvette swapped to a Cadillac all on its own. Maybe it wants to move upmarket? Maybe it wants the Cadillac XLR to come back? Who knows.
“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,” he said in the video. We’d say that’s a tad dramatic, as it’s not like his Corvette blew an engine, or something.
If you look at Jaysmizle’s previous C8 Corvette ownership videos on his channel, you’ll see his beloved sports car has in fact been affected by other faults. He was hit with the frunk hood issue which put him in limp home mode, the instrument cluster screen is buggy and sometimes his infotainment screen will go completely black. It’s likely that he has an early production C8 Corvette, but that shouldn’t be an excuse for Chevrolet and General Motors to let problematic vehicles leave the Bowling Green factory. Let’s hope the Cadillac identity crisis is the last issue he has.