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Important! 2005 - 2013 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Special Coverage Adjustment – Airbag Light On

Rob

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SUBJECT: Special Coverage Adjustment – Airbag Light On

MODELS: 2004-2009 Cadillac XLR
2005-2013 Chevrolet Corvette


CONDITION

On some 2004-2009 model year Cadillac XLR and 2005-2013 model year Chevrolet Corvette vehicles, equipped with power seats, the wire harness connector from the seat side airbag and buckle tensioner to the body has a design interference between the vertical adjust crossbar and the carpet. When the seat is moved forward or back, the connector may be dragged along the carpet, pulling terminals loose or pulling the connector apart. This will cause a diagnostic trouble code to be set and the service airbag light will be illuminated.

SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT

This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 120,000 miles (193,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership.
Dealers will replace the affected harness connection with a soldered connection. 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 April 21, 2016, are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to April 21, 2016, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

VEHICLES INVOLVED

All involved vehicles are identified by Vehicle Identification Number on the Applicable Warranties section in GM Global Warranty Management system. Dealership service personnel should always check this site to confirm vehicle involvement prior to beginning any required inspections and/or repairs. It is important to routinely use this tool to verify eligibility because not all similar vehicles may be involved regardless of description or option content.

The full service bulletin is attached below:
 

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RyaneC

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I just have to say: it irritates the snot out of me that my 2005 is not covered in this since it's 11 years old. :mad:mad:mad
 

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I can understand your frustration and totally agree with you! It would be nice if Chevrolet would include all C6s, as the problem has been around for a lot longer than just recently.

Now that being said, I got my notice, but am unsure about whether or not to take it in to have the work done. Mine has displayed the problem, but I was able to follow some instructions and fix (tongue in cheek, with fingers crossed) the problem....at least I haven't had the issue raise its' wicked head the last year or so.
 

RyaneC

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I can understand your frustration and totally agree with you! It would be nice if Chevrolet would include all C6s, as the problem has been around for a lot longer than just recently.

Now that being said, I got my notice, but am unsure about whether or not to take it in to have the work done. Mine has displayed the problem, but I was able to follow some instructions and fix (tongue in cheek, with fingers crossed) the problem....at least I haven't had the issue raise its' wicked head the last year or so.

Just don't wait too long and end up out of the window like my car! I have a mechanic friend who is going to fix mine - he used to work at the local Chevy dealership but is now doing his own thing. He has the PDF file above and hopefully will be able to get it done fairly quickly.
 

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