The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is upgrading its probe on the Chevrolet Corvette over faulty headlights to an engineering analysis.
An earlier probe was launched in May of this year, and now NHTSA will investigate 103,374 Corvette vehicles after having received 95 complaints, up from 30 in May. It is being alleged that the Corvette’s low-beam headlights can fail after five to 30 minutes of use. The investigation will cover 2005-2007 model year Corvettes and does not involve the vehicle’s high-beams or fog lights.
No accidents or injuries related to the issue have been reported, but owners have experienced the low-beams shutting off at night. According to GM, the “loss of headlights is caused by a fractured low beam circuit wire in the underhood bussed electrical center, an electrical assembly that is similar to a fuse box.” The Amerian automaker is cooperating with NHTSA on the investigation, that could result in a recall.
[Source: Detroit News]
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