2006 Chevrolet Corvette
So you're breezing along at 150 mph in your beautiful (relatively) new Corvette and all of a sudden your coupe becomes a convertible. Hey! That feature wasn't advertised in the manual. That's because it's not a feature: it's a failed adhesive in the roof, and GM is recalling 22,000 Corvettes to fix it.
While the dramatization above might be a bit, well, dramatic, it's also a real possibility, according to GM, due to weak adhesive. The affected vehicles could allow the removable roof panel to blow off while driving. Models affected include 2005-2007 Corvettes and 2006-2007 Corvette Z06s.
Those of you with long memories for this sort of thing might remember a similar recall in 2006, affecting a total of nearly 31,000 vehicles. This recall is to fix many of those vehicles and a few more built at the plant with the same foam adhesive method.
This time around the fix will include replacement--free of charge to the customer--by GM with a different roof panel and adhesive.