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Old 05-15-2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default * * * * GM Recall does include C6s (MERGED) * * * *

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-rec...132211510.html

http://syracusecorvetteclub.tripod.com/id168.html

http://wemakeitsafer.com/vehicle-rec...Recall-1988598

The second and third link explains the recall.

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Old 05-15-2014, 10:46 AM   #2
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I think that recall only applies to the C5 since the C6 doesn't have a key ignition.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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Read the second link I just added.
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I missed it. What exactly was the C6 recall?
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:50 AM   #5
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Read the second link I just added.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:54 AM   #6
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Read the second link I just added.
That recall was in Oct 2011, going on 3 years old, not many recalls over the years on Vettes, must be a well made car
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:55 AM   #7
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The second safety recall covers 111,889 Chevrolet Corvettes from the 2005-2007 model years for potential loss of low-beam headlamp operation Models from 2008-2013 will be covered under a Customer Satisfaction Program. All repairs will be at no cost to customers.

When the engine is warm, the underhood electrical center housing could expand, causing the headlamp low-beam relay control circuit wire to bend slightly. After the wire is repeatedly bent, it can fracture and separate. When this occurs, the low-beam headlamps will not illuminate. As the housing cools and contracts, the low-beam headlamp function may return. This condition does not affect the high-beam headlamps, marker lamps, turn signals, daytime running lamps or fog lamps. Loss of low beam headlamps when they are required could reduce the driverís visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
http://www.gm.com/article.content_pa...e-recalls.html

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Old 05-15-2014, 10:59 AM   #8
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There is conflicting information, one source label's the rear lid hinges as being faulty ( weak ) and the other is about the headlamps going out.

Not really sure which is the most recent.
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There is conflicting information, one source label's the rear lid hinges as being faulty ( weak ) and the other is about the headlamps going out.

Not really sure which is the most recent.
The hinge recall was issued in late 2011. The headlamp issue that I quoted is sourced from a GM press release dated May 2014.

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Got it.

So the engine bay fuse box is susceptible to heat damage.

Might be time to get some heat shield on this unit to avoid problems.
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:17 AM   #11
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Saw several write ups on the forum a few months ago when I was researching my one headlight going out. For me, that was only a bad bulb, but I read several threads on here about the fuse box wire issue where both lights just go off. Several folks have had fuse block under the hood replaced by dealers, or had a workaround where they added their own wire to fix it. I'm sure someone will post the other links. Wouldn't want to be cruising down the road at night, and pop, the headlights go out.

It's been a know problem or potential issue for quite some time, and took quite a while for a recall.

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Old 05-15-2014, 11:21 AM   #12
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Some real heat generated in that engine bay

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Got it.

So the engine bay fuse box is susceptible to heat damage.

Might be time to get some heat shield on this unit to avoid problems.
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:47 AM   #13
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There's a real good thread somewhere here on the forum about the fuse box issue with pictures. I have not had the problem but did see the thread one time when I was perusing. Sorry, don't remember where it was though, so you'll have to search if interested.
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The second safety recall covers 111,889 Chevrolet Corvettes from the 2005-2007 model years for potential loss of low-beam headlamp operation Models from 2008-2013 will be covered under a Customer Satisfaction Program. All repairs will be at no cost to customers.

Only 2009-2013 will be fixed at no cost not 2005-2007?
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My biggest concern is I don't want them working on my car.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:38 PM   #16
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Default Fuse Box

I just had my 2005 fuse box replaced because of the faulty position in the engine bay. I set up a complaint form with GM and discovered I was not alone- if you look online there have been various owners of 2005 vettes who have experienced the same thing like - my headlight going off suddenly after a bump in the road then coming back on. So far GM wont reimburse the 300 bucks for the box. Oh well 72000 miles Why Should I Worry?
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I missed it. What exactly was the C6 recall?
Click on the 2nd & 3rd links. Following model years affected for several different things.

2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, and Z06 with no model years specified.
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I have a 13 GS, if fuse box is affected. I'd rather fix myself. Wondering if Heat wrap does work
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My biggest concern is I don't want them working on my car.
I cringe at the thought of some of the service guys at large dealerships who don't care working on my car. The largest Chevy dealer in my area showed me what kind of work they do on some of my other cars and it was sad. I know good qualified mechanics are hard to come by for a large dealer ship and your chances of getting the best man there to work on your car are not that good. So you end up with someone (in some cases) who doesn't do the work right.
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http://news.msn.com/us/gm-recalls-27...on-record-pace

ó Nearly 112,000 Chevy Corvettes from 2005 through 2007 because they can lose low-beam headlights. GM says when the engine is warm, an electrical housing can expand and bend a wire, causing it to fracture. GM will also repair Corvettes from 2008 through 2013 if owners have the problem.
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