2006 Corvette Recall Announced

gm.gifFor a select group of 2006 Corvette Owners, be prepared. GM will be mailing you recall information soon, or you can take corrective action on your own based on the information we’re providing you. The issue that’s at hand is with the engine flywheel. Vehicles with VIN number breaks at 65115878 to 65121102 are the only ones the recall applies to. The engine and manual transmission could have a condition with the flywheel. Dealers are to inspect and, if necessary, replace the engine flywheel, of course at no cost to you. Contact your local dealer, or call us direct to see if your vehicle applies or read on for the dealer bulletin. Here is the actual Bulletin sent to Chevrolet Dealers regarding the Recall:

GMP06-060 – Customer Satisfaction Program #06523 Engine Flywheel/Clutch Interference DESCRIPTION: CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM #06523 – MARCH 27, 2006 THIS RECALL IS IN EFFECT UNTIL March 31, 2007 – Certain 2006 Chevrolet Corvette model vehicles equipped with 6.0L V8 (RPO LS2 – VIN U) or 7.0L V8 (RPO LS7 – VIN E) engine and manual transmission may have a condition in which the flywheel may have been incorrectly machined, resulting in insufficient clearance for clutch cover self adjustment, reducing clutch life. – This program will expire on March 31, 2007. – Dealers are to inspect and, if necessary, replace the engine flywheel. – Refer to Customer Satisfaction Program #06523 for further information EFFECTIVE DATE: Initial owner mailing is scheduled to begin: 4-3-06 GENERAL INFORMATION: Parts required to complete this program are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO). Normal orders should be placed on a DRO = Daily Replenishment Order. In an emergency situation, parts should be ordered on a CSO = Customer Special Order. Part Number Description Quantity/Vehicle: 12571611 Flywheel, Eng 1 IMPORTANT: Due to the small number of vehicles involved and due to limited initial parts availability, Dealers are encouraged not to order program parts for use as shelf stock. Parts should only be ordered when inspection determines that it is necessary to replace the flywheel. CONDITION Certain 2006 Chevrolet Corvette model vehicles equipped with 6.0L V8 (RPO LS2 – VIN U) or 7.0L V8 (RPO LS7 – VIN E) engine and manual transmission may have a condition in which the flywheel may have been incorrectly machined, resulting in insufficient clearance for clutch cover self adjustment, reducing clutch life. This program will expire on March 31, 2007. CORRECTION Dealers are to inspect and, if necessary, replace the engine flywheel. VEHICLES INVOLVED Involved are certain 2006 Chevrolet Corvette model vehicles equipped with 6.0L V8 (RPO LS2 – VIN U) or 7.0L V8 (RPO LS7 – VIN E) engine and manual transmission and built within these VIN breakpoints: 2006 Chevrolet Corvette 65115878 65121102 Important: Dealers are to confirm vehicle eligibility prior to beginning repairs by using the GM Vehicle Inquiry System (GMVIS). Not all vehicles within the above breakpoints may be involved. For dealers with involved vehicles, a listing with involved vehicles containing the complete vehicle identification number, customer name, and address information has been prepared and will be provided through the applicable system listed below. Dealers will not have a report available if they have no involved vehicles currently assigned.

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  1. Leon says:

    Picked up my C6 Z06 yesterday (April 28/06), and was greeted by an ugly shatter type noise when accelerating from a full stop or from coasting at a few mph. I’ll have to wait until Monday to speak with the dealer – are there any obvious symptoms of the flywheel/clutch interference problem (my VIN is smack in the middle of the suspect VIN breaks)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  2. barry says:

    thank you for the news. my # is not in the danger zone, however, my last corvette had a steering lock issue twice. that c5 was not in the recall danger zone either. should i be concerned?

  3. Larry Reimer says:

    Bought a new yellow coupe w/6-spd auto last Oct – my 3rd Vette and first auto. The “shifting” never worked the way it was advertised – sloppy clunky shifts – upshift or down – in ALL modes. Found out from a great Vette mechanic that firm shifts (up OR down)only occur under “open throttle” (TPS) conditions – which is really not conducive to street usage. After the dealer just had no other “ideas” on how to check/fix the shifting, I traded the car off w/5300 miles. Beautiful car – much different that my 86 (and 63) – but still had “issues” – really a shame………

  4. Mitch says:

    Own a 2006 6 speed and having issues going from 1st to 2nd, was told there is no fix ?? any ideas ??

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