Corvette Defective Roof Recall

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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.