GM will recall 2005-07 Corvettes

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Auto company to replace roofs after fix failed to work David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau
General Motors Co. said Monday 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.
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"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.
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No doubt they're the fault of that damned union.
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Wow! Dramatic!!! Like wow, you are driving down the road, and poof, all of a sudden, the roof just flies righ off the 'Vet, right?????
Header statements are usually designed to grab ones attention, and did this one ever did!!!
But wait, read on, and maybe you realize that maybe this problem is not quite as dramatic as the opening statement suggests.

"Seperate" and "flying off the vehicle" are not necessarily one and the same.
Read on.

And, of course, if the roof "flew off" the car, one would notice open sky where a roof once used to be, wouldn't they????
GM bashers are really having to work hard these days.
Gotta slam the General, even if you have to use misleading statements.
Of course, that has been going on for about the past 30 years.
Nothing new here.

Wonder how many of these 108 claims were, in reality, that the roof "flew off" the car????????

Great to know. Also strange how this unimportant fact was buried deep in the article.

Geeze, another MAJOR problem.
This relative handful of GM recalls, closes the gap to what, 3 million, 5 million, or more, compared to the "king of quality" Toyota, over the past couple of years???
Somehow, Jimbo never seems to remember to post stories about the MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of recalls that Toyota has had over the past few years.
And pray tell, Jimmy, how does a roof that loosens and rattles, or, heaven forbid, even leaks water, or a software problem that might a radio control to not function properly, compare, to, say, a gas pedal on a Toyota sticking wide open??????? Or sludge forming in hundreds of thousands of Toyota engines???? Or the frame rusting on even more hundreds of thousands of frames on Toyota pickups????
The problems that GM has, quality-wise, on their vehicles are minor, compared to the ones Toyota has today.
They are just not recognizes as such, thanks to the mass media, who continues to slam GM, as they have done so for decades.
And you, as well.

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