2005 - 2007 Corvette: Recall: Body-Color Roof Adhesive Separation
Subject: Product Safety - Body-Color Roof Adhesive Separation
Date: May 2007
Models: 2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette With Body-Color Roof
This bulletin is being revised to include (30) 2007 model year vehicles (U.S. and Export).
This recall was released in phases. As each phase was released, Customer Satisfaction Program 05112 was cancelled. Vehicles that were not repaired under Customer Satisfaction Program 05112 were 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, were called back for the adhesive installation. Vehicles that had the temporary roof installed (T5641) were also called backed for roof replacement.
General Motors has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2005-2007 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.
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.
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