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GMP06-029 - 05081
Special Policy Adjustment - Electronic Column Lock System
  VSU20061001
    MODELS:

    1997-2004 CHEVROLET CORVETTE EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION (MM6/M12)

    1997-2000 CHEVROLET CORVETTE EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - EXPORT VEHICLES ONLY

    2001-2004 CHEVROLET CORVETTE EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - EUROPEAN EXPORT VEHICLES ONLY


    DESCRIPTION:
    SPECIAL POLICY #05081
    DATED: FEBRUARY 8, 2006
    IMPORTANT:

    BEFORE PERFORMING THIS REPAIR, VERIFY THAT RECALL 04006 HAS BEEN PERFORMED ON THE VEHICLE (LABOR CODES V1144, V1145, V1153). IF THE REPAIRWAS NOT PERFORMED, THEN PERFORM THE REPAIR IN RECALL BULLETIN 04006C, AND SUBMIT THE CLAIM USING THE APPROPRIATE RECALL LABOR CODE.


    DESCRIPTION:
    Some customers of 1997-2004 Chevrolet Corvettes equipped with a manual transmission (MM6/M12); 1997-2000 Chevrolet Export Corvettes equipped with an automatic transmission; and 2001-2004 Chevrolet European Export Corvettes equipped with an automatic transmission may have a condition where the column lock may fail to unlock the steering column when the vehicle is started.


    SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT:
    This Special Policy covers the condition described aboveuntil February 29, 2008, regardless of ownership. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.

    For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after February 8, 2006, are covered by this special policy and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to February 8, 2006, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.


    CORRECTION:
    Refer to Special Policy Bulletin #05081 for further information.


    EFFECTIVE DATE:
    Owner mailing is scheduled to begin February 15, 2006.


    GENERAL INFORMATION:
    For U.S.: Parts required to complete this Special Policy procedure are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO).

    The Parts list follows:

     
    Part Number
    Description
    Quantity/Vehicle
    89023816
    Harness Kit, Strg Whl Theft Dtrnt Lk Shorting (US Vehicles Only)
    1

    For Canada & IPC: Parts required to complete this Special Policy procedure will be determined as you go through the diagnostic table. When it is determined which part(S) will be required, they are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO).
     
    Subject: GMP06-028 - 04006C Product Safety Recall - Electronic Column Lock System
    Message #: VSU20061000

      MODELS:

      1997-2004 CHEVROLET CORVETTE EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION
      1997-2000 CHEVROLET CORVETTE EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
      2001-2004 CHEVROLET CORVETTE EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION EUROPEAN EXPORT

      VEHICLES ONLY


      DESCRIPTION:
      PRODUCT SAFETY #04006C
      DATED: FEBRUARY 8, 2006
      IMPORTANT:

      THIS BULLETIN CANCELS AND REPLACES BULLETIN 04006B, ISSUED NOVEMBER 2004.THE SERVICE PROCEDURE FOR U.S. VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSIONHAS BEEN REVISED. PLEASE REVIEW THIS NEW INFORMATION IMMEDIATELY.

      ALL COPIES OF BULLETIN 04006B SHOULD BE DESTROYED.

      General Motors has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 1997-2004 model year Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. When you remove the ignition key, the electronic column lock (ECL) system prevents turning of the steering wheel. When the vehicle is started, it unlocks the steering. Two conditions can prevent steering while the vehicle is moving:
       
        1. The vehicle is designed so that if the column fails to unlock when the vehicle is started, the fuel supply will be shut off if the driver tries to move the vehicle. If voltage at the powertrain control module is low or interrupted, however, the fuel shut off may not occur and the vehicle can be accelerated while the steering is locked.
        2. During quick cranks, the ECL lock pin may not withdraw fully and, in vehicles where there is abnormally low clearance to the lock plate, there may be contact between the pin and lock plate. This can cause a noise or ratcheting when the steering wheel is turned or, if there is insufficient clearance, the steering wheel cannot be turned.

      If one of these conditions occurs, a crash could occur without warning.


      CORRECTION:
      Dealers are to remove the column lock plate on U.S. and Canadian vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission and U.S. vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. After the service correction, the steering column will no longer lock when the key is removed.

      On Canadian and export vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, and export vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, Dealers are to 1) reprogram the PCM, and 2) verify there is adequate lock plate clearance and, if necessary, replace the lock plate. After the service correction, the steering column will continue to lock when the key is removed.

      Refer to the Product Safety Bulletin #04006C for further information.


      EFFECTIVE DATE:
      Owner mailing is scheduled to begin February 15, 2006.


      GENERAL INFORMATION:
      Parts required to complete this recall are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO). Please refer to your "involved vehicles listing" before ordering parts. 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.

      The Parts list follows:
       
      Part Number
      Description
      Quantity/Vehicle
      89023816
      Harness Kit, Strg Whl Theft Dtrnt Lk Shorting (US manuals and all automatics except export vehicles)
      1
      88952428
      Wire Kit, Strg Whl Theft Dtrnt Lk (1998-2000 Canadian and export manuals & export automatics)
      1 (If Req'd)
      26056108
      Nut, Strg Whl
      1 (If Req'd)
      26094767
      Plate, Strg Shf Lk (Canadian manuals)
      1 (If Req'd)
      88964588
      Plate, Strg Shf Lk (Export vehicles)
      1 (If Req'd)
      05694191
      Ring, Strg Shf Lk Plt Ret
      1 (If Req'd)
 

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