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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,064 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chevrolet Corvette body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

Jun 122006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,500 miles


: the contact stated while driving 35 mph the painted roof detached from the vehicle. There is a NHTSA recall, # 06V181000, regarding the structure: Body: Roof and pillars. The dealership was alerted who explained the VIN was not included in the recall. The contact noticed the adhesive was separating one month prior to the failure however the dealership instructed the contact to continue driving the vehicle until they could get the parts to repair it. Updated 7/13/2006 -

- Port Lavaca, TX, USA

problem #10

Jun 102006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,195 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph the roof panel flew off the vehicle. Although the dealership was alerted, no inspections have been made. The manufacturer has been alerted.

- Leesburg, GA, USA

problem #9

Jun 012006


  • miles
Painted roof separated from frame.

- Haymarket, VA, USA

problem #8

Jun 112006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,945 miles


: the contact stated while driving 25 mph the hard roof panel top ejected from the vehicle into the air and fell backwards behind the vehicle without warning. The contact retrieved the roof panel top from the roadway. The top was damaged due to the sudden ejection. The vehicle was not inspected by the dealer. The manufacturer was alerted. There is a NHTSA recall # 06V181000 regarding the structure: Roof and pillars. The VIN was not included in the recall. Updated 7/13/2006 -

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #7

Jun 092006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 50 mph a noise came from the roof of the vehicle. Upon inspection the dealership determined the adhesive that attached the roof to the body of the vehicle detached. The dealer replaced the adhesive however, the problem returned. There is a NHTSA recall, # 06V181000, regarding the roof. The VIN was not included in the recall. Updated 07/03/06.

- Davis, CA, USA

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problem #6

May 232006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
My 2005 Z51 Corvette roof panel frame keeps separating. Just this week the roof panel fall off hitting another vehicle while in traffic. My roof top has been replace going on number 4.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #5

May 162006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,890 miles


The entire roof panel of my 2005 Corvette coupe detached and flew off the car while I was driving at 30 mph. Fortunately it went over the two cars behind me and landed on the side of the road.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #4

May 212006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,600 miles
2005 Corvette top delaminated and separated from car. It could have injured a pedestrian or caused another car to crash.

- Wellington, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 052006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,000 miles
My top on my Corvette coupe flew off while driving. This is the painted top, not the glass top. It flew right over the car behind me onto the street. I was very lucky it didn't cause an accident or there would be major law suits against GM. I was only going about 35 mph. This is a new 2005 vette with 3K miles on it. They gave me a new top. The dealer said this was the 3rd one they have seen.

- Palm City, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 142005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
I have a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette the tops on these cars have a problem. With the process they use to secure the tops to the frame assembly. I am in the process of having my third top installed. These tops will peel off at highway speeds. These are large pieces I have heard reports of them flying off on the interstate at 70 mph with no warning. There were five Corvettes waiting top replacements when I took mine in.

- Olney, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 132005

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Detachable painted roof delaminates from frame while still attached to car, leading to potential damage to other vehicles if roof separates from frame while driving. Ordered a new roof, back ordered, and still using car. Second vehicle at same dealer in coconut creek fl (lou bachrodt) had one so bad that simply closing the rear hatch made part of the roof jump 1 foot off of attached frame. Thus simply a missile awaiting launch at highway/roadway speeds.

- Margate, FL, USA

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