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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,758 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.

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2006 Chevrolet Corvette body / paint problems

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2006 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #12

Jul 072013


  • 13,678 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the roof became detached from the vehicle. The contact called the manufacturer and was advised to take the vehicle to the dealer. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign I.D. number 09V491000 (structure) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 13,678.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #11

Apr 172012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
Concerning NHTSA recall #S 09V49100 or 06V181000 roof panel failure on 2006 Corvette coup. I inquired with local Chevy dealers on this recall because my roof was producing symptoms as indicated in the above recalls, specifically wind noise in the cabin cockpit. Was told by local Chevy dealer that my car was not eligible for recall as it was sold with a transparent top and not the solid roof top which is on it now. (I bought the car used) however local Chevy dealers say that they don't know of any after market roofs, but the only way to tell is to take off the headliner and then they can see if it was manufactured by GM/Chevy. I indicated to Chevy customer service that I would be willing to pay to remove and replace the headliner, however Chevy says they won't honor the recall even if it is a GM roof. I then wrote a letter to the chairman of GM and his assistant says basically the same thing and won't put it in writing, so they seem to be reluctant to fix the roof if it is a GM product. My question to NHTSA is "if the roof is a GM product, why wouldn't it be covered under the recall?"

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #10

Feb 122012


  • 20,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. While parked, the contact noticed that the dashboard and door panels were developing a white residue. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics and the technicians made the manufacturer aware of the failure. The manufacturer advised the contact that he would be responsible for the replacement of the dashboard and door panels. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 20,500.

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 112011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 13,700 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V491000 (structure:body:roof and pillars). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who took the roof off in order to perform the repairs. The contact was informed that the roof would be repaired within two weeks. The repairs had yet to be completed after approximately six weeks. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was awaiting a response. The failure mileage was 13,700. As of 2 months today (10-11-11) I still dont have my top back. As of 10-17-11 I still dont have a top! updated 11/03/2011

- Brentwood, NY, USA

problem #8

Jul 172010


  • 23,720 miles
2006 Chevrolet Corvette,23,700 miles, popping noise coming from clear roof panel, then about a 1.5 inch crack right above drivers door. Requires new roof panel and repair reason for popping and breakage.

- Levittown, PA, USA

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problem #7

Jan 032008


  • 18,000 miles
There is 2 recalls on my 06 Z06 which was built in 11/05. ! is the roof coming off and the other is the steering wheel poisoning sensor. I was is contact with the NHTSA campaign id number : 10V172000 on this. GM and my dealer keeps telling me my car is out of warrenty. This isn't warranty and my car has both problems and the dealer has been told for 2 yrs about these problems.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #6

Oct 302009


  • 15,400 miles


2006 Corvette roof panel separation. On 10-30-09 while driving at approximately 55 mph the roof panel separated from the roof panel frame. The roof panel was damaged when it contacted the roadway surface, there was no damage to other property.

- Washington, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 032009


  • 3,550 miles
My fiberglass roof (fixed) on my 2006 Z06 flew off on the freeway going about 60 mph in the #4 (fast) lane. I had just taken it to the dealer to get if looked at and they ordered me a new one. While waiting, I had strong tape across the front so no air would get in. As I was driving today, I heard some wind noise and as I slowed down, it come off. I looked in my rear view mirror and I saw the top about 20 feet in the air and 50 yards behind me!!! I before this incident, I had to go to 2 dealers and GM themselves before I got help. It is a miracle no one was killed or injured, let alone no accidents occurred. This happened in woodland hill, ca while traveling N on the 101 freeway. On the way home, I saw what remains of the top in the S 101 fast lane!!! it went into oncoming traffic. This top had already been in for repairs by the previous own under a recall. They did the "foam" fix which can be seen here.

- Studio City, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 252009


  • 5,675 miles
Hi, there is a known NHTSA bulliten on 05-06 corvettes with roof delamination, well, my 2006 delaminated today but I found the problem before it flew off. I called GM and they said my VIN was outside the recall by ~500 units. I think the recall needs to be expanded as my problem is exactly what NHTSA campaign 06V181000 is discussing and covering.

- New Hartford, CT, USA

problem #3

Jun 122009


  • 9,443 miles
2006 Corvette had the roof recall (ref. NHTSA campaign id# 06V181000) done on 6/7/07. I returned vehicle for recheck of recall on 11/1/07 as the roof did have some noticeable creak noises. The dealer reported the roof was not loose and lubricated the weather strips. On 6/12/09, getting on the highway, my wife noticed wind noise and then suddenly the roof panel flew off and over a pick up truck that was following her. She was going approximately 50 mph at the time the roof panel blew off. The frame which holds the removable roof was in place in the vehicle. The recall foam was in place in the frame. The vehicle has been taken back to the servicing dealer and the entire removable roof has been replaced. The dealer kept the old frame.

- Concord, NH, USA

problem #2

Mar 302009


  • 22,000 miles
I own a 2006 Corvette Z06 and there has previously been a recall on the roof panel. The roof panel has been making noises when going over bumps and turns, so I took it in to reliable Chevrolet in albuquerque, nm. Upon further inspection, the technician noticed one of the bolts that holds the roof in place was seized up and the hardware used to perform the roof recall was not the correct hardware for the vehicle. The service writer stated that the roof will need to be replaced, as well as all hardware and possibly the headliner, but they would not cover it since the recall was already completed. When I contacted GM, they stated that since the recall had already been performed, I will have to pay out of pocket to fix it. I contacted courtesy Chevrolet in san diego, the dealership that performed the original recall work, and they did not want to accept the responsibility. I have taken pictures of the seized bolt and incorrect hardware. Currently, the dealership will not give me a rental car since they are not assuming responsibility, yet they say my car is unsafe to drive as the roof may fly off. I await your prompt response as I would like this resolved immediately.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #1

Aug 052006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,424 miles
2006 Corvette coupe top defect report. The bonding of the shell skin to the frame of my Corvettes portable painted top came loose and nearly caused an accident on the highway. I was able to grab the shell and bring the car to a controlled stop. The dealer told me my car was not on the recall list, but they will fix the problem. I also have a clear tented top that may have the same defect, but they have not responded to my request to determine if the defect exists in the clear tented top. I do not want to cause an accident or a death on the highway, so I will drive the car only on low speed roads until the Chevy dealer gets me an answer on the condition of this clear top. GM should go on report since GM failed to realize the top assembly bonding defect extends into their later built cars. Date of purchase 2/2006.

- Newport News, VA, USA

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