Chevrolet Recalls Corvette, Z06

Owners of 2005 – 2007 Chevrolet Corvette and 2006 – 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a removable roof may have the unpleasant surprise to lose the roof entirely due to a bad roof and adhesive binding the roof panel to the frame. At least this is what Chevrolet says, as it announced it is recalling 22,000 Corvettes to fix the issue.

"General Motors is recalling certain model Corvette and Corvette Z06 equipped with removable roof. The adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate. If there is a partial separation, the driver may notice one or more symptoms, such as a snapping noise when driving over bumps, wind noise, poor roof panel fit, roof panel movement/bounce when a door or hatch is closed, or a water leak in the headliner," says Chevrolet's posting on the NHTSA website.

If you are wondering what may happen if the roof becomes airborne, this is how the manufacturer describes it:

"If there is a complete separation, the roof panel may detach from the vehicle. If this were to occur while the vehicle was being driven, it could strike a following vehicle and cause injury and/or property damage."

The recall is expected to begin as soon as January 2010. As usual, any work done to fix the problem will be made free of charge. According to Chevrolet, the dealers will replace the existing roof panel with a new one,
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