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Old 10-02-2015, 01:38 PM   #1
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#15-NA-016: Creak or Snap Noise Above Windshield from Removable Roof Lift Off Panel While Driving - September 30, 2015


Please find below the bulletin just issued that addresses this problem!


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I hope this helps!


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Thank you so much for posting this.
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Thanks ken for posting,my car just had this repair done this week. I am driving back to New Hampshire tomorrow to pick up. I am hoping this is the final fix it for this problem which I have been battling for the last year in a half.

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It is now safe to order a coupe .............lol ;-)
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YEA!!! Finally an official TSB to show the service techs! Thanks

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Old 10-02-2015, 03:51 PM   #6
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What about the 2016s ?
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Thanks for reading, for your comments and your questions!


The bulletin specifically addresses 2014 and 2015 models.


If your 2016 is exhibiting the same condition it's possible that this bulletin will assist your dealer.


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Nice, mine have been quite since I greased the pins but nice to have a real fix.
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Mine is perfect, i am one of the lucky ones.
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I've only had my roof off 3 times so far, but as of now, no noises so I guess I am lucky. Are the cars coming off the line now fitted with the new hardware at the factory? If so, when did it start?
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Thanks for the info, Ken.
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Had this same problem in my 2006 C6. Now I know what it was, but I traded it for a 2016!

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#15-NA-016: Creak or Snap Noise Above Windshield from Removable Roof Lift Off Panel While Driving - September 30, 2015


Please find below the bulletin just issued that addresses this problem!


Your source: Ken Fichtner, founding dealer-CorvetteForum.
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I hope this helps!


Have a great day



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I have looked at these pics , outside of the black vs white locating pin, not really seeing the difference in the pins or the striker. Not sure what I am missing. My roof started with the creaks etc. after a 4k trip this summer, how do I know this is the fix are these parts actually physically different?

Be interested to hear from anyone who has the fix as to how and worked and what is the diff in the new and old parts.

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Thank you! I will have this done now! That creaking is annoying as hell!
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I've only had my roof off 3 times so far, but as of now, no noises so I guess I am lucky. Are the cars coming off the line now fitted with the new hardware at the factory? If so, when did it start?
I just received a 2016 built mid-July and it has the newer strikers (its smoother and the ramps are shaped different then the earlier ones) and it also has the white pins.

Honestly my old '14 never creaked at all in a year/10K miles, my '08 and '12 C6 did though - badly. This '16 doesnt creak but it only has 30 miles on it
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#15-NA-016: Creak or Snap Noise Above Windshield from Removable Roof Lift Off Panel While Driving - September 30, 2015


Please find below the bulletin just issued that addresses this problem!


Your source: Ken Fichtner, founding dealer-CorvetteForum.
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I hope this helps!


Have a great day



Am I the only one having a problem printing the bulletin?
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You could right click on the image of the bulletins (do both) and save them (save image as "...." ) to your desktop then print them off by right clicking while they are on your desktop to print.
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I can confirm my late build 2015 (May 27th) has the new parts installed from the factory. So all 2016s should as well.
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#15-NA-016: Creak or Snap Noise Above Windshield from Removable Roof Lift Off Panel While Driving - September 30, 2015


Please find below the bulletin just issued that addresses this problem!


Your source: Ken Fichtner, founding dealer-CorvetteForum.
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I hope this helps!


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I really can't tell the difference between the "good" and "bad"
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Just picked mine up at noon today getting this fix done..

Not a sound.....
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