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NHTSA investigates Chevrolet Corvette headlamp failure

Fri, 10 May 2013

Federal U.S. safety officials have launched an investigation into potential headlamp failures on the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received 30 consumer reports that both low beam headlights will shut off while driving at night, without warning.

The investigation impacts about 103,000 copies of the 2005-2007 Corvette and Corvette Z06 models.

Some complaints claim the lighting failure is intermittent, and others say the lights turn back on after a period of time, typically after the Corvette has been parked.

There have been no crashes or injuries reported because of the potential defect, but in one of the 30 reports, a driver told NHTSA he ran over a discarded tire while attempting to pull off the road.

General Motors spokesman Alan Adler said the company is cooperating with the investigation.

Once the investigation is complete, NHTSA will determine if a recall is necessary.

By Angie Fisher