• Apr 21, 2006

While Chevrolet's Corvette is highly regarded for its ability to blow the doors off of sports cars orbiting far higher price brackets, it now appears that the General Motors' C6 engineers are also fans of Parliament Funkadelic. How else to explain the recently surfaced TSB indicating that Corvettes are prone to following George Clinton's anthemic directive: Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off This Sucka) ?

According to first-hand experience of the members of CorvetteForum.com and a referenced General Motors TSB, the Chevy flagship is experiencing roof delamination, which manifests itself as the outer layer of painted roof models peeling back and tearing off, creating something approaching an unintentional C6 targa.

The TSB covers 2005-2006 model year Vettes, and blames high temperature and humidity along with exposure to "stresses" as the leading causes of roof adhesive failure. High speed doesn't appear to be a prerequisite to the panel's separation, so C6 owners would do well to inspect their rides regardless of the way they light up their tires.

Click on through to the jump for the text of the (alleged *confirmed) GM TSB.

(Top Tip, Kurt B!)

[Source: CorvetteForum.com, General Motors]

*Updated with TSB .PDF goodness

Subject: Customer Satisfaction - Painted Roof Adhesive Separation #05112A - (02/23/2006)

Models: 2005-2006 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

WITH PAINTED ROOF

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STEPS 3 AND 23 IN THE SERVICE PROCEDURE HAVE BEEN REVISED. PLEASE REVIEW THE REVISED PROCEDURE IMMEDIATELY. DISCARD ALL COPIES OF BULLETIN 05112 ISSUED FEBRUARY 2006.
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THIS PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MARCH 31, 2007.

Condition
On certain 2005-2006 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles, the painted roof panel may separate from its frame in some areas if it is exposed to stresses along with high temperature and humidity. The occupants of the vehicle may notice one or more of these symptoms: 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.

Correction
Dealers are to apply adhesive foam to ensure proper adhesion, or in a small number of vehicles, replace the roof panel.

Vehicles Involved
Involved are certain 2005-2006 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles with a painted roof, and built within these VIN breakpoints:

Year
Division
Model
From
Through

2005
Chevrolet
Corvette
55100002 thru
55135053

2006
Chevrolet
Corvette
65100001 thru
65100046


Important: Dealers should confirm vehicle eligibility through GMVIS (GM Vehicle Inquiry System) prior to beginning program repairs. [Not all vehicles within the above breakpoints may be involved.]

For US and Canada: For GM dealers, Canadian Saab, and Canadian Saturn retailers with involved vehicles, a Campaign Initiation Detail Report (CIDR) containing the complete vehicle identification number, customer name and address data has been prepared and will be loaded to the GM DealerWorld (US) Recall Information, GMinfoNet (Canada) Recall Reports. For US Saturn retailers only, the involved vehicles are provided in a Facility VIN List file sent to you at your current email address. Dealers/retailers will not have a report available if they have no involved vehicles currently assigned.

For Export: For dealers with involved vehicles, a Campaign Initiation Detail Report containing the complete vehicle identification number, customer name and address data has been prepared, and is being furnished to involved dealers. Dealers will not receive a report with the bulletin if they have no involved vehicles currently assigned.

The Campaign Initiation Detail Report may contain customer names and addresses obtained from Motor Vehicle Registration Records. The use of such motor vehicle registration data for any purpose other than follow-up necessary to complete this program is a violation of law in several states/provinces/countries. Accordingly, you are urged to limit the use of this report to the follow-up necessary to complete this program.

Parts Information
Parts required to complete this program are to be obtained from General Motors Service 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.


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  • 23 Comments
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice post, I like the P-Funk joke. But also, holy crap! Imagine rushing home and the roof blows out over you. Maybe makes the driver reconsider the Boxter S.
      • 8 Years Ago
      There you have it, ladies and gentlemen, GM quality at its finest.

      I gotta hand it to this dinosaur, though, it's clinging to life with every final, gasping, tortured breath.

      Long live Nisshondoyota!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nawww....the truth never hurts, Paul. Let me know when you report it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who cares about Autojournalists' awards when professional racing drivers confirm it's a POS.

      See what the Japanese think of your precious C6.

      http://videos.streetfire.net/video/32541728-1038-47E5-BBB7-24BE91DF3FE5.htm
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe I'm missing something. Why would you need to check with your dealer to find out whether your VIN falls within the specified range? Why not just, um, look?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey paul...."That One Person" said it, SHUT UP! Until you actually pony up and buy one you have no room to talk, you cheap ass! Pure jealousy that's all!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Because if your car falls under that VIN you will want it fixed regardless of whether its peeling or not.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hahaha - The old "pushrods are old technology" argument. This is usually used by people who have no knowledge of engines or the history of OHC design. Most intelligent people will tell you they both have pros's and con's and the use of either depends mainly on the application.

      BTW: I have a 99 Hardtop, no rattles, no shakes, no problems... It has 85K+ miles on it, as soon as I can figure out how to get a LS7 into it, life will be good!!
      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      what diffenerce does it make anyway. this bucket of bolts will leave a path of parts in its wake. the corvette is one of the cheapest most rattlely POS on the road today. why any one who is in the market for a sports car would consider one of these instead of a German or Japanese made car is beyond me. look at the market for these its mostly 60-70 year old men who baby them. treat them badly and the corvette will fall apart like they always have. cheap plastic, old technology (push rods), poor assembly by lazy overpaid UAW, designed by illiterate engineers, overpriced for what they are, more american junk.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ...And some people don't even know what the extra valet key is, much less where their VIN number is.
      • 8 Years Ago
      My brother used to have the silver 1980s coke dealer vette, it was tons of fun. I always loved the targa top.
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