GM will recall 2005-07 Corvettes
Auto company to replace roofs after fix failed to work
David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau
General Motors Co. announced it is recalling 22,000 Chevrolet Corvettes over concerns that the roof may
fly off the vehicle.
The new recall applies to 2005-07 model year Corvettes and Corvette Z06 models,
and comes after a 2006 recall didn't fix the problem.
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.
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, replace the roof.
In March, an inquiry from Japan's Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport about a Corvette roof 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 to fix the problem.
GM spokesman Alan Adler said there are no reports of injuries.
Now, GM will replace the roofs. It will begin notifying owners in January and will reimburse motorists
who already had their roofs repaired or replaced.
Also Monday, GM recalled 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.
Recall added Dec 30, 2009
2008 Corvette Recall Announced
GM has announced a recall for certain 2008 Corvettes. On certain 2008 models, the
keyless access system may become inoperative at times. The doors may not automatically lock or unlock, and the vehicle
may not start. The Driver Information Center (DIC) will also display a "No Fobs Detected" message.
If this occurs
to you, you can lock or unlock the doors by pushing the buttons on the keyless access transmitter. The vehicle can be
started by placing the transmitter in the glove box transmitter pocket with the buttons facing towards the passenger's side.
Then, with the vehicle in Park for an Automatic, press the brake pedal and the vehicle start button. If you have a manual
transmission, press the clutch and start button.
The following VIN breaks (last 8 of the VIN) are affected:
85105302 to 85106987.
Schedule a repair with your dealer, do not just take your vehicle in - just in case
they do not have the part available for your repair, because this will not be a quick repair. GM is estimating that
it will take over an hour to repair the Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR) which is what is at fault.
||STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE|
||FEB 09, 2004|
|Potential Units Affected
Recall SummaryON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC COLUMN LOCK SYSTEMS (ECL), WHEN
THE IGNITION SWITCH IS TURNED TO LOCK, THE ECL SYSTEM PREVENTS TURNING OF THE STEERING SYSTEM. WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED,
THE ECL UNLOCKS THE STEERING SYSTEM. THE VEHICLE IS DESIGNED SO THAT IF THE COLUMN FAILS TO UNLOCK WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED
AND THE CUSTOMER TRIES TO DRIVE, THE FUEL SUPPLY WILL BE SHUT OFF SO THAT THE VEHICLE CANNOT MOVE WHEN THE VEHICLE CANNOT
BE STEERED. IF VOLTAGE AT THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE IS LOW OR INTERRUPTED, HOWEVER, THE FUEL SHUT OFF MAY NOT OCCUR AND
THE VEHICLE CAN BE ACCELERATED WHILE THE STEERING SYSTEM IS LOCKED. ALSO WHEN THE CONTROL SYSTEM SHOWS THAT THE ECL IS UNLOCKED
AND THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, THE LOCK PIN LOCATION CAN VARY. DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF THE LOCK PLATE RELATIVE TO THE
SWITCH TRANSITION POINT, THERE COULD THEN BE CONTACT BETWEEN THE LOCK PLATE AND PIN CAUSING THE STEERING TO LOCK WHILE DRIVING
ConsequenceIF THIS OCCURS, A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT WARNING.
RemedyON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, THE DEALER WILL DISABLE
THE STEERING COLUMN LOCK BY REMOVING THE COLUMN LOCK PLATE. WHEN THE IGNITION KEY IS REMOVED, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER WILL
LOCK BUT THE STEERING COLUMN WILL NOT LOCK. ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION, THE DEALER WILL REPROGRAM THE
POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE, PERFORM A DIMENSIONAL CHECK OF THE COLUMN LOCK AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE LOCK PLATE. THE STEERING
COLUMN ON THESE VEHICLES WILL CONTINUE TO LOCK WHEN THE KEY IS REMOVED. OWNER NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS OF 1997 VEHICLES EQUIPPED
WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS BEGAN ON APRIL 26, 2004. OWNERS OF 1998 THROUGH 2004 VEHICLES (EXCEPT 1997-1998 MANUAL TRANSMISSION
VEHICLES) WILL BE NOTIFIED BEGINNING ON AUGUST 2, 2004. THE REMAINING OWNERS (1997-1998 MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLES) WILL
BE NOTIFIED LATER IN 2004, WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
NotesGENERAL MOTORS CORP. 04006
C6 Corvette Recalls
CORVETTE SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS |
|Recall Date: |
|NOV 03, 2004 |
|CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH ONE OR BOTH REAR BRAKE HYDRAULIC LINES
THAT CAN COME IN CONTACT WITH OR BE AFFECTED BY HEAT FROM THE LEFT ENGINE EXHAUST MANIFOLD AND THE LEFT EXHAUST PIPE. THE
BRAKE FLUID COULD REACH ELEVATED TEMPERATURES AND BOIL. |
|IF THE BRAKE FLUID BOILS IN A REAR BRAKE LINE, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE REAR BRAKE
SYSTEM WOULD BE REDUCED WHICH COULD RESULT IN A BRAKE LINE LEAK AND LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID. IF ENOUGH FLUID LEAKS FROM THE REAR
BRAKE SYSTEM SO THAT BRAKE PEDAL APPLICATION CAN NO LONGER BUILD PRESSURE TO THE REAR BRAKES. THE OPERATOR OF THE VEHICLE
WILL EXPERIENCE LIMITED BRAKING WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH. |
|DEALERS WILL (1) INSPECT THE LEFT ENGINE EXHAUST MANIFOLD CLIP FOR PROPER ALIGNMENT
AND PLACEMENT ON THE BODY-MOUNTED STUD. IF INCORRECT, THEY WILL REPOSITION THE CLIP ON THE BRAKE LINES AND REINSTALL THE CLIP
ON THE STUD; (2) THE DEALER WILL VERIFY THAT BOTH REAR BRAKE LINES HAVE THE PROPER CLEARANCE TO THE LEFT EXHAUST PIPE. THEY
WILL REPOSITION THE LINES BY BENDING AS NECESSARY; (3) DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE MACHINING TAB FROM THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL HOUSING.
ALSO, DEALERS ARE TO INSPECT THE BRAKE LINES FOR WEAR IN THESE RELATED AREAS AND REPAIR OR REPLACE IF THERE IS ANY SIGN OF
WEAR-THROUGH ON THE NYLON OVERCOATING. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 18, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2239
OR CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438. |
|Potential Units Affected: |
|2005 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STEERING:HYDRAULIC
POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS |
|Recall Date: |
|OCT 05, 2005 |
|CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A POWER STEERING HOSE THAT IS
NOT TO SPECIFICATION. UNDER EXTREME STEERING MANEUVERS, SUCH AS TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL FULLY TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT WHILE
BRAKING, THE HOSE MAY FRACTURE AND LEAK FLUID. |
|IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, POWER STEERING ASSIST WOULD BE LOST AND INCREASED STEERING
EFFORT WOULD BE REQUIRED. ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRO-BOOST POWER BRAKES, IT COULD ALSO RESULT IN LOSS OF POWER BRAKE
ASSIST AND INCREASED BRAKING EFFORT WOULD BE REQUIRED. IF THE POWER STEERING FLUID SPRAY WERE TO SPRAY ONTO HOT ENGINE PARTS,
AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR. |
|DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE POWER STEERING HOSE(S) FOR TWO SUSPECT DATE CODES AND REPLACE
THEM IF REQUIRED. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN ON OCTOBER 14, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463,
BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, ISUZU AT 1-800-255-6727, OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493. |
|Potential Units Affected: |
C5 Corvette Recall April 2000
PR 17, 2000 | Recall ID# 67994
||APR 17, 2000|
|Potential Units Affected
Recall SummaryVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LAP BELT WEBBING CAN TWIST ALLOWING THE WEBBING TO BECOME
JAMMED IN THE RETRACTOR.
ConsequenceWHEN THE BELT WEBBING BECOMES JAMMED IN THE RETRACTOR, THE SEAT BELT MAY BE UNUSABLE.
RemedyDEALERS WILL INSTALL INSERTS TO THE BELT WEB GUIDE OF EACH LAP BELT RETRACTOR.
NotesGENERAL MOTORS CORP. 00034