Tech Tips: C4-C6 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems


Our technical assistance reps get a lot of questions regarding the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) that is standard on C4, C5 and C6 Corvettes. The TPMS became a requirement for all vehicles under 10,000 lbs. produced after September 2007. An interesting side note is that the band sensors which are so prevalent today were introduced on the 1987 Corvette. Customer questions tend to focus on reprogramming, compatibility, and changing wheels, so we’ll cover those topics here.


2005-07 Corvette Roof Panel Recall


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that GM is recalling 22,090 C6 Corvettes that have the optional removable roof panel.  The recall concerns a failing adhesive that secures the outer portion of the roof panel to the roof frame.  The recall will correct problems associated with the roof panel, including water leakage, increased wind noise, poor fit, and, in extreme cases, complete separation of the panel.

The recall, which starts in January, applies to 2005-2007 Corvettes and 2006-2007 Z06 Corvettes.  If you own one of these cars, please contact Chevrolet (1-800-630-2438, or your Chevrolet dealer’s service department for more information.  The GM recall number is 090230.