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2006 Chevrolet Corvette
5 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette
Official recalls have been issued for the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.
Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chevrolet service department immediately!
If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chevrolet customer service.
2006 Chevrolet Corvette ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING, EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #14V251000
Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles manufactured March 29, 2004, through June 22, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the underhood bussed electrical center (UBEC) housing can expand and cause the headlamp low beam relay control circuit wire to bend. If the wire is repeatedly bent, it may fracture causing a loss of low beam headlamp illumination.
Consequence: The loss of low beam headlamp illumination will decrease the driver's visibility, as well as the vehicle's conspicuity to other motorists, increasing the risk of a crash.
Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a jumper wire to correct this condition, free of charge. The recall began January 2, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 13146. Note: Model year 2008-2013 Chevrolet Corvettes will be covered under customer satisfaction program number 14203 for the same issue. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V251000 »
2006 Chevrolet Corvette STEERING:COLUMN NHTSA Campaign #10V172000
Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2005 and 2006 Chevrolet Corvette passenger cars manufactured between March 2004 and January 2006 equipped with a tilt and telescoping steering column (RPO N37). In rare cases, repeated movement of the steering column may cause a signal interruption within the column. If this occurs, the message, "service active handling system" will appear in the driver information center, and one or more of the brakes may apply, possibly causing the vehicle to pull to the right or left.
Consequence: If the driver does not respond to the change in vehicle movement, a crash could occur.
Actions: GM will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on April 30, 2010. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463 or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V172000 »
2006 Chevrolet Corvette STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS, STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS NHTSA Campaign #09V491000
Summary: General Motors is recalling certain model year 2005 through 2007 corvette vehicles equipped with a removable roof and model year 2006 and 2007 Corvette Z06 vehicles. The adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate. 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.
Consequence: If there is a complete separation, the roof panel may detach from the vehicle. If this were to occur while the vehicle was being driven, it could strike a following vehicle and cause injury and/or property damage.
Actions: Dealers will install a new design roof panel free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during April 2010. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or at www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V491000 »
2006 Chevrolet Corvette STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS NHTSA Campaign #06V181000
Summary: On certain 2005-2006 Chevrolet Corvettes equipped with painted roofs, the adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate.
Consequence: If there is a complete separation, the roof panel may detach from the vehicle and it could strike another vehicle and cause injury and property damage.
Actions: Dealers will inspect vehicles free of charge for potential roof panel-to- frame separation and add the specified adhesive foam or replace the roof with one having adhesive foam. The recall began on October 19, 2006. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V181000 »
2006 Chevrolet Corvette STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS NHTSA Campaign #05V455000
Summary: Certain passenger vehicles may have been built with a power steering hose that is not to specification. Under extreme steering maneuvers, such as turning the steering wheel fully to the left or right while braking, the hose may fracture and leak fluid.
Consequence: If this were to occur, power steering assist would be lost and increased steering effort would be required. On vehicles equipped with hydro-boost power brakes, it could also result in loss of power brake assist and increased braking effort would be required. If the power steering fluid spray were to spray onto hot engine parts, an engine compartment fire could occur.
Actions: Dealers will inspect the power steering hose(s) for two suspect date codes and replace them if required. The recall will begin on October 14, 2005. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727, or Hummer at 1-800-732-5493. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V455000 »
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