Be extra careful driving your Corvette if you notice a problem with the roof. General Motors is recalling 22,000 of the sporty little cars that could have defective roofs. The ones involved are model year 2005-2007 Corvettes and model year 2006-2007 Corvette Z06, which has a removable roof.
This is the second recall concerning roofs. In 2006, the company recalled 30,793 2005-06 Corvettes due to the possibility of adhesive between the roof panel and the frame separating in hot/humid weather. The roof manufacturer unsuccessfully attempted to remedy the situation.
According to this recall, it’s once again an adhesive separation issue. If a partial separation occurs, the driver could hear a snapping noise when driving over bumps. Other annoying inconveniences are wind noise, bad roof panel fit, panel movement or bounce when the hatch or door is closed, or a water leak in the headliner.
A dangerous situation would be if the roof panel detaches from the car while driving. Aside from the surprised driver, a following vehicle could incur major property damage and potentially serious injury or death.
Beginning next month, GM dealers will install a differently designed new roof panel for affected Corvette owners. Contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or at www.GMOwnerCenter.com for additional information.