Chevrolet Corvette Recall Information
OCTOBER 2011 -- General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe vehicles, manufactured from January 24, 2011, through September 1, 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components". The rear hatch hinges may not meet the load requirements specified in the safety standard. The rear hatch could separate in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. GM will notify owners and dealers will replace both rear hatch hinges free of charge. The safety recall began on October 14, 2011. 11V-491
APRIL 2010 -- GM is recalling certain model year 2005 and 2006 Chevrolet Corvette passenger cars manufactured between March 2004 and January 2006 equipped with a tilt and telescoping steering column (RPO N37). In rare cases, repeated movement of the steering column may cause a signal interruption within the column. If this occurs, the message, "service active handling system" will appear in the driver information center, and one or more of the brakes may apply, possibly causing the vehicle to pull to the right or left. If the driver does not respond to the change in vehicle movement, a crash could occur. GM will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on April 30, 2010. GM's recall campaign number is N100118. 10V-172
DECEMBER 2009 - General Motors is recalling certain model year 2005 through 2007 Corvette vehicles equipped with a removable roof and model year 2006 and 2007 Corvette Z06 vehicles. 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. 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. Dealers will install a new design roof panel free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during January 2010. 09V-491
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The new recall applies to 2005-07 model year Corvettes and Corvette Z06 models.
GM told the National Highway Traffic Safety administration that the adhesive between the roof panel and frame may separate. GM will install a redesigned roof panel as a result.
"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," GM said.
This is the second attempt by GM to fix the problem.
In May 2006, GM told NHTSA that it was recalling 30,793 2005-06 Corvettes over concerns that the vehicles, "primarily in hot and humid climates, have a condition in which the adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate."
GM said the problem was due to inadequate bonding strength, following reports of at least 11 roof separations. GM's 2006 fix was to insert adhesive foam -- and, if necessary, replacement of the roof.
In March, an inquiry from Japan's Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport about a Corvette roof that was repaired after the 2006 recall prompted GM to look at its U.S. warranty claims data for Corvettes.
As a result, GM found 108 claims of roof separation after the foam was added in the attempt to fix the problem. GM spokesman said there are no reports of injuries as a result.
Now, GM will replace the roofs.
The automaker will begin notifying owners in January and will reimburse motorists who have already gotten their roofs repaired or replaced.
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Separately, GM issued another recall Monday for 59,000 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles over concerns that the software in the center instrument panel could cause the heating, air conditioning, defrost and radio controls as well as the panel illumination to stop working. GM said the computer module will be replaced and the software "reflashed."
NHTSA said drivers could risk accidents if they drove without working defrost systems, but GM said there are no reports of injuries.
May 26, 2006, -- General Motors Corp. will recall more than 30,000 Corvettes after customers complained that the roof flew off while driving the $45,000 sports car.
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May 26, 2006, -- NHTSA said General Motors Corp. is recalling 30,793 Chevrolet Corvette cars from the 2005-2006 model years as the adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate and the roofs could fly off.
NEWS: October 7, 2005 -- ConsumerAffairs.com
Automakers are recalling 450,000 vehicles, including the Chevrolet Corvette, for a range of defects reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The General Motors recall includes 123,592 pickup trucks, SUVs, vans and cars because of potential power steering problems that could lead to engine fires. NHTSA reports that under extreme steering conditions the power steering hose may break and leak fluid. Power steering fluid could then spray onto hot engine parts and an engine compartment fire could occur.