Chevrolet Corvette Probed For Headlights Problem: Are You Affected?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the Chevrolet Corvette amid complaints that low-beam headlights on some of the vehicles can shut off without warning.

The Chevrolet Corvette investigation involves about 103,374 vehicles from model years 2005 to 2007. Among the 30 complaints, some say the problem is intermittent, while others report that the problem lasts.

"The loss of illumination impairs the driver's ability to see the roadway," NHTSA said in its summary of the problem. "In one of the 30 reports, a driver allegedly ran over a discarded tire while attempting to pull off the road. Some complainants reported that the problem is intermittent and some reported that low-beam headlight functionality returns after a period of time, typically after the vehicle has been parked. The high-beam headlights and foglights remain operational. However, if drivers continue driving using their high-beam headlights, they could impair the vision of other drivers."

There have been no recalls for the 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Corvette at this time, although this type of investigation can sometimes ultimately result in a recall.

No injuries or crashes have been reported for the 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Corvette as a result of the problem, although the issue has resulted in some dangerous situations, as indicated by the NHTSA's statement. What is left now is for the NHTSA to decide whether or not a recall is necessary, so those who own the 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Corvette will have to wait for federal safety regulators to conclude their investigation.

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