Chevrolet Corvette 2005-2007 recall for flying roof
General Motors is recalling some Corvette C6 and ZO6 models, models years between 2005 and 2007, but only those equipped with a removable “targa” roof. The adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate. According to the U.S. NHTSA safety agency, 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, bouncy roof panel movement when a door or hatch is closed, or a water leak in the headliner.
The NHTSA says that if there is a complete separation, the roof panel may detach from the vehicle, possibly while the car is being driven. The problem has been known among owners for the last few years now.
The recall only applies to U.S. owners, and American dealers will install a new design roof panel free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during January 2010. Though no Middle East recall has been announced, owners in the UAE and other GCC countries may contact local Chevrolet dealers and refer to GM safety recall number 090230.
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