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2005 - 2006 Corvette: Product Safety Recall: Body-Color Roof Adhesive Separation

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Date: October 12, 2006

Subject: 06041 – Product Safety Recall
Body-Color Roof Adhesive Separation
Phase 1 Customer Mailing

Models: 2005-2006 Chevrolet Corvette With Body-Color Roof

To: All Chevrolet Dealers

Attention: Service Manager, Parts Manager
and Warranty Administrator
PRODUCT FIELD ACTION ANNOUNCEMENT

General Motors is releasing Product Safety Recall 06041 today. The total number of vehicles involved is approximately 27,000 with 14,226 being released in the first phase. Please see the attached bulletin for details.

It is important to note that there are two different customer notification letters for this recall. One letter is for the general population, which includes vehicles that received a temporary roof repair as an interim remedy (labor code T5611). The other letter is for customers who had their roof panel replaced under Customer Satisfaction Program 05112 but did not have the additional adhesive applied to the new roof panel.

As each phase is released, Customer Satisfaction Program 05112 will be cancelled on vehicles involved in that phase. Vehicles that were not repaired under Customer Satisfaction Program 05112 will be transferred into this safety recall.

Any outstanding claims for Customer Satisfaction Program 05112 must be submitted for payment as soon as possible. To allow claims to process, Customer Satisfaction Program 05112 will remain open in GMVIS two weeks after the launching the phase. When you query GMVIS to determine eligibility, if Customer Satisfaction Program 05112 and Safety Recall 06041 both show as open, perform only Safety Recall 06041.

Mailing Information
Customer notification letter mailing will begin on October 19, 2006.

GM Vehicle Inquiry System (GMVIS)
GMVIS information for Phase 1 only is currently available.

Service Information System (SI)
Bulletin 06041 is scheduled to be available on October 13, 2006.

Campaign Initiation Detail Report (CIDR)
The CIDR for Phase 1 only will be available in GM DealerWorld on October 12, 2006.

Subject: GMP06-219 - 06041 Body-Color Roof Adhesive Separation, MODELS: 2005-2006 Chevrolet Corvette with Body-Color Roof

DESCRIPTION:
PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL #06041
DATED: OCTOBER 12, 2006

This recall is being administered in phases due to part availability. As parts become available, additional phases will be released and you will be notified.

As each phase is released, Customer Satisfaction Program 05112 will be cancelled on vehicles involved in that phase. Vehicles that were not repaired under Customer Satisfaction Program 05112 will be transferred into this safety recall. In addition, vehicles that had the roof replaced, and according to the repair order did not have the adhesive foam applied, will be called back for the adhesive installation. Vehicles that had the temporary roof installed (T5641) will also be called back for roof replacement.

CONDITION
General Motors has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2005-2006 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles equipped with a body-color roof. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate. If there is a partial separation, the occupant 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 property damage.

CORRECTION
Dealers are to apply adhesive foam to the roof panel to ensure the proper adhesion, or, if signs of separation are found, install a new design roof panel.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Owner mailing is scheduled to begin OCTOBER 19, 2006.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

PARTS INFORMATION
Parts required to complete this recall are to be obtained from General Motors Service and Parts Operations (GMSPO). Please refer to your "involved vehicles listing" before ordering parts. Normal orders should be placed on a DRO = Daily Replenishment Order. In an emergency situation, parts should be ordered on a CSO = Customer Special Order.
Part Number Description Quantity/Vehicle
88861400 Adhesive Kit - Foam 2 (C06) (If Req'd)
1 (Z06) (If Req'd)
11561612 Bolt Asm (Z06) 10
19152839 Panel, RF( Paint to Match) (Z06) 1 (If Req'd)
19152840 Panel, RF Lift Off (Paint to Match) (C06 Std. Coupe) 1 (If Req'd)
10381648 Panel, Hdlng Tr (C06 Std. Coupe) 1 (If Req'd)

SPECIAL TOOL
Beginning the week of February 13, 2006, each Dealer was shipped a Two-Part Adhesive Applicator Gun, BO 48206, for use in Customer Satisfaction Program 05112. That gun will be required for this recall. The tool was furnished at no charge. Additional tools, if required, may be purchased by contacting SPX Kent-Moore at 1-800-468-6657.

General Motors bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, not a "do-it-yourselfer". They are written to inform those technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, do not assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See a General Motors dealer servicing your brand of General Motors vehicle for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.

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