Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Car recall: 30,000 Corvettes tops fly off?

General Motors Corp. is recalling more than 30,000 Chevrolet Corvettes because of a defect that causes detachable roofs to fly off while driving.

The recall issued this past week affects certain 2005-2006 models with painted roofs. The adhesive between the roof panel and magnesium frame may separate, GM spokesman Alan Adler told The Detroit News.
The Corvette's hard top weighs between five and 10 pounds. If there is a complete separation, the roof panel may detach from the vehicle and it could strike another vehicle.

"You do not want to hit a 10-pound object at 70 miles per hour," Adler said. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received 21 complaints from owners of the sports car. No one has been injured or killed as a result of the glitch, Adler said.

Uhhhh... the top just randomly flies off? Too funny. Article here.

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