NHTSA Investigates Chevy Corvette


A problem with the C6 Corvette's headlights has the US government launching an investigation into a potential recall.

Safety issues concern all manner of automobile, even sportscars. Although they represent but a small share of the cars made every year, we’ve seen the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (the US government department that investigates such issues) look into such performance coupes as the Dodge Viper, Lotus Elise, Lamborghini Aventador and Aston Martin V12 Vantage, to name just a few. The latest to fall under the NHTSA’s microscope is the Chevrolet Corvette, specifically the outgoing C6-generation models made between 2005 and 2007.

The issue reportedly involves the Vette’s headlights, which have been known to power down without warning. The NHTSA has apparently received 30 such complaints, which have thankfully not resulted in any injuries. The issue only affects the regular low-beam headlights (and not the high beams or the fog lights). If the NHTSA deems the problem serious enough, it could issue a recall on the 103,000 vehicles built for the 2005-2007 model years. That would ostensibly include the standard coupe and convertible models, as well as some Z06s, but not the ZR1 or Grand Sport which didn’t arrive until 2009 and 2010.

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