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NHTSA upgrades Corvette headlight investigation
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NHTSA upgrades Corvette headlight investigation

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It's looking more and more likely that we'll be seeing a recall of certain sixth-generation Corvettes, as the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/nhtsa/">National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</a> has upgraded its initial investigation to an engineering analysis, the final stage before the Feds can request a full-on recall. The problems, which <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/10/2005-2007-corvette-investigated-for-faulty-headlamps/">we first reported on back in May</a>, had to do with headlights that would randomly cut out for some 2005 to 2007 <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/corvette/">Chevrolet Corvette</a> models. NHTSA has received 95 complaints from owners of random headlight failures, while <em><a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130827/AUTO0103/308270058/1361/U.S.-upgrades-Corvette-headlight-investigation">The Detroit News</a> </em>states that there have also been four reports from owners of 2008 Vettes.



The issue, which affects 103,374 cars, is believed to be caused by a fuse block in the engine bay. Located in a high-heat area, it can short out when exposed to increased temperatures, leading to the headlight failure. It's not entirely clear if the issues extend to the Corvette's <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/corvette+z06/">Z06</a> and <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/zr1/">ZR1</a> variants.



General Motors is cooperating with NHTSA throughout the investigation, a spokesperson told The News.<p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/27/nhtsa-upgrades-corvette-headlight-investigation/">NHTSA upgrades Corvette headlight investigation</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:34:00 EST.  Please see our <a href="/rss-term-of-use/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/27/nhtsa-upgrades-corvette-headlight-investigation/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a> | <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20704651/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a> | <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/27/nhtsa-upgrades-corvette-headlight-investigation/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a>[/html]

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