NHTSA investigates fuel-tank problem with 2004 Chevrolet CorvettesTue, 18 May 2010
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a potentially leaky fuel-tank problem with the 2004 Chevrolet Corvette.
The investigation was launched on May 12 and covers an estimated 33,000 Corvettes.
There have been 30 reports from consumers alleging either leaking liquid or fuel vapor coming from a tank, NHTSA said. In 12 of the incidents, the tank was replaced or identified as the source of the leak. Corvettes have two fuel tanks.
There have been no accidents or injuries associated with the problem, General Motors spokesman Alan Adler told AW. He said GM has received notice and will comply with the investigation, which is an early step in determining whether a recall could be required. It could also result in closing the investigation.
By Greg Migliore