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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,818 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Corvette body / paint problems

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2006 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #21

Aug 312006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,700 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated the roof panel detached from the vehicle. There is an NHTSA recall, # 06V181000, regarding the structure: Body: Roof and pillars. The vehicle VIN was not included in the recall.

- Hermitage, TN, USA

problem #20

Aug 192006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,500 miles
The roof flew off my 2006 Chevrolet Corvette while my wife was driving down the road. The roof panel delaminated from the frame.

- Argyle, TX, USA

problem #19

Aug 042006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,065 miles
Fiberglass shell of removable roof panel delaminated and separated from metal frame. Failure could result in fiberglass panel flying off of vehicle during operation, potential injury to other drivers or pedestrians. Notified dealer.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #18

Aug 042006

Corvette

  • 2,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Roof panel separated from metal frame.

- Commack, NY, USA

problem #17

Jun 072006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
2006 Corvette coupe, roof delaminating problem.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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problem #16

Aug 012006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,480 miles
Roof panel separated from frame in several places.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #15

Aug 012006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,350 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2006 Corvette top has delaminated

- Swansea, IL, USA

problem #14

Jul 262006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,800 miles
Heard of the delamination problem with the C6 Corvettes.. heard a pop, and pulled off road to inspect. Found rear portion of painted top delaminated from frame. Scheduled for dealer to inspect in a week.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #13

Jul 072006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,275 miles
I own a new 2006 Corvette coupe. On July 5th I began to develop a creaking sound near the roof frame and I began to notice wind noise at 60 mph. On July 7th, my painted (victory red) roof panel separated from it's frame. Fortunately it did not blow off while driving and no one was hurt. The fact that GM is/has been aware of the problem and has not issued a recall for all '05/'06 coupes is unbelievable. My dealer has been great to work with but his hands are tied by GM. The painted roofs are backordered until late August and no alternative was offered by GM. In order to be able to use my $50K car, it was necessary for me to purchase a transparent roof. That is not the way to treat loyal customers (this is my 4th vette). Is GM waiting for a motorcylce rider to be decapitated before they issue a recall?

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #12

Jun 282006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,290 miles
While driving about 45 mph I heard a popping sound and then wind noise. I then saw light coming through between the windshield and top. The top had delaminated from the driver side across the front and about 3/4th of the passenger side. I have both tops for this car ( the painted top and the clear top )it was the painted top that delaminated. I removed the painted top and put on the clear top. I took the car to the dealer and they have ordered a new top for the car. If I had been on the interstate highway and driving at the 65 mph speed limit the top would probably have blown off the car and possibly hit another car or caused an accident. The dealer has been very helpful and is trying to get the latest, improved top for me.

- Fairview Heights, IL, USA

problem #11

May 102006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,675 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Roof panel separated on 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. Vehicle has 1800 miles, damage occurred at 1650 miles. Panel is loose from frame 80% around. If this panel had come off in traffic it could have caused serious damage to others. GM is aware of problem.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #10

Jul 172006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The painted roof of my car flew off on the highway this morning. There is a recall on some 2006 Corvette's but, not on all and mine isn't under recall. We contacted gmac the person we spoke with said yes this car wasn't recalled but, your still under warranty so you won't have to pay anything. We said we understand this but, this car should have been recalled and wasn't and advised we are concerned for the other cars that were produced right before and after mine could have the same condition. She didn't seem too concerned.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #9

Jul 102006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Delaminated roof panel on 06 Corvette..aka...flying roof.

- Garla D, TX, USA

problem #8

May 252006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,800 miles
While driving the C6 Corvette with painted roof, the roof flew off, endangering myself and others. That was almost 6 weeks ago and the dealer has not yet provided a fixed roof. The car is un-drivable without a roof.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 012006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,075 miles
I purchased a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette in January of this year and have been hearing there was going to be a safety recall on the removable tops. There have been some instances of the tops flying off of the cars at highway speeds. My cars top has come completely off and is undrivable. I am currently working with GM and my local dealership to get this resolved but all I am getting is back talk from the GM representative. All I did to get my top to come off was shut the drivers side door one day and it popped up and almost fell off. I understand these tops are only held on by some kind of urethane glue that is coming loose. The top on my car now has completely come off. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

- Bono, AR, USA

problem #6

Jun 072006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,200 miles
: the contact stated while driving 20 mph the roof separated from the frame. There was a rubbing squeaking noise heard prior to the separation. There is a NHTSA recall, 06V181000, regarding the body: Roof and pillars. The dealer and manufacturer have been contacted and determined the VIN was not included in the recall. The parts to repair the vehicle are not available at this time.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #5

Jun 222006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,200 miles
For weeks prior to failure, I had heard popping sounds around the painted removable roof that I thought were due to the frame creaking. On the date the roof flew off, I had parked the car at work and it was over 100 degrees outside. I left the parking lot, turned onto a short street, and stopped at a light. When the light turned green, I turned left and the roof flew off at about 25 mph. It landed in the left-turn lane of opposite traffic. I was able to make a U-turn and retrieve the top without anyone hitting it. I've talked to the dealer and GM customer assistance and get different stories. The dealer initially said they could not order a new part because they were back-logged. Then GM customer assistance said that the couldn't provide a replacement because a new roof was being designed and wouldn't be ready for 4-6 weeks, around sometime in August. Today, the dealer said that they were going to order a new roof, have it painted, and use that as a replacement. I told them that I was concerned because I had read on a Corvette forum where some repaired roofs have also separated/de-laminated in addition to the repair often leaving ugly glue residue on the tops. But mostly, I am hesitant to accept a current roof due to liability concerns should another roof separate from the car and injure another driver...especially a motorcycle rider. Since I am getting different resolutions from the dealer and customer service, I have no idea what is going to happen. However, I did tell the dealer of my concerns of a new roof separating and that I may not be able to accept anything but a redesigned roof. They indicated that at least I would have a roof in place and be able to drive the car. They weren't sure if they could actually order one or not, but felt that they could and that customer service was wrong is saying that only redesigned roofs could be ordered.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 262006

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I heard cracking and popping of the painted roof of my 2006 Corvette about 2 weeks prior to the whole roof ripping off at only 50 mph. In between that time the car was only driven 3 times and the time before it actually ripped off. I turned around and brought it home halfway to my destination because I did not feel safe. The morning it did come off I was taking it to the dealer to have it checked. It came off on the road I live on thankfully no one was behind me.

- Columbiana, AL, USA

problem #3

Jun 022006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 12,571 miles
This complaint is about a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette coupe with a painted roof. My roof had started making noises about 3 weeks prior to my complaint. Shortly after I had noticed that the rear part of the plastic roof had completely separated from the metal frame to which it was glued. I took the car in to the dealer for action and they informed me that they would order a new roof, but that it would take 4-5 weeks to get the new top and that it would take another week or so to get it painted to match my car. I informed them that there was a danger of the roof possibly flying off to which they replied "just go ahead and drive it, we haven't heard of anything like that and we've see much worse than yours" reluctantly and without choice I left the dealership and took the car home where it would sit unless there was zero chance of rain. Due to the separation, any rain would get right into the passenger cabin of the vehicle. This past Friday, June 2, 2006, I brought the car back to the dealer because I received a letter stating my top was in stock. They told me it was in stock, but was being painted and that I would be called when it was ready. Since it was a good day with no chance of rain, I decided to drive the car to work. Leaving my office that evening around 6, my roof completely separated and flew off the car. I had just accelerated onto the main road at a normal pace. I was just reaching around 35-40 mph when I heard a whoosh and suddenly I could see the sky. I saw the panel land in the road behind me, and was able to make a U-turn and retrieve the panel. I was in contact with GM customer service about this and all they could do was offer more excuses as to why I still have no roof for my car and how sorry they were. My car has been sitting useless in my garage now for around 5 weeks. If desired, I have detailed pictures of the roof and the panel that flew off, thankfully no one was behind me when it happened.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #2

May 092006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,810 miles
I own a new 2006 Corvette, VIN [xxx], purchased from maroone Chevrolet, pembroke pines. The painted (silver) roof panel began to separate last week with no warning. There were no popping, creaking or other sounds. The only indication of the impending separation was increased wind noise at highway speed. The noise began one day while at 70 mph, and would stop if speed was reduced to 60 mph. By the time I arrived home from my 30-minute drive, however, speeds of 55-60 mph were causing the noise, and obvious continued separation. I must use my car, and from an online forum, corvetteforum, I knew that those taking cars for repair by GM dealers are waiting up to several weeks for the repair, with no car, so I purchased a $1600 clear replacement panel from my own funds to use for now. I feel this is a serious safety issue, and extends far beyond the vehicles Chevrolet will admit are affected. It seems obvious that someone will eventually be seriously injured, or if the circumstances are right there could even be death as an immediate or secondary result of roof separation while at speed. We owners deserve a prompt and effective fix. The attempt by GM at filling the voids with foam glue clearly does not work, as seen from those returning the reworked tops having subsequent failure. I don't know if prescribing a specific remedy is within your jurisdiction, but since GM has transparent panels, and those are not separating, owners should receive these in the interim. Those of us who purchased them on our own due to the defect in our original top should be reimbursed as well, to encourage prompt and complete replacement of all affected parts from use on the public roadways. Updated 07/16/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

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