GM found on MM6/M12 based Corvettes that the so called fix for column lock still allowed PCM to command fuel when CL was in a locked state so this new fix is to treat the maunal based C5s as the same fix for A4 in removing column lock plate.
GMP06-029 - 05081 Special Policy Adjustment - Electronic Column Lock System
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
SPECIAL POLICY #05081
DATED: FEBRUARY 8, 2006
BEFORE PERFORMING THIS REPAIR, VERIFY THAT RECALL 04006 HAS BEEN PERFORMED ON THE VEHICLE (LABOR CODES V1144, V1145, V1153). IF THE REPAIR WAS NOT PERFORMED, THEN PERFORM THE REPAIR IN RECALL BULLETIN 04006C, AND SUBMIT THE CLAIM USING THE APPROPRIATE RECALL LABOR CODE.
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 above until 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.
Owner mailing is scheduled to begin February 15, 2006