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Recalls: Chevy Corvette Removable Roof Failures

Panels can fly off during driving because of a bad adhesive.

by on Dec.28, 2009

Better in front than behind of the Corvette has removable panels.

Better to be in front than behind, if the Corvette has a removable roof panel.

Chevrolet is recalling more than 22,000 Corvettes from model years 2005-2007 for defective roof panels. It seems that the glue used to bond the panel to the frame fails.

In a complete failure, the panel may fly off at speed, crating a hazard for following vehicles or anything in its path.

Recalls!

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 in the headliner.

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