It's looking more and more likely that we'll be seeing a recall of certain sixth-generation Corvettes, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded its initial investigation to an engineering analysis, the final stage before the Feds can request a full-on recall. The problems, which we first reported on back in May, had to do with headlights that would randomly cut out for some 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Corvette models. NHTSA has received 95 complaints from owners of random headlight failures, while The Detroit News 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 Z06 and ZR1 variants.

General Motors is cooperating with NHTSA throughout the investigation, a spokesperson told The News.


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      Steve Cart
      • 5 Months Ago
      It's now the end of July (11 months since the above posting) and they still haven't made the recall. So I have to pay $650 to get it fixed and wait for the recall to get reimbursed.
      mchica
      • 1 Year Ago
      These are the same cars that had two recalls for roofs flying off? Not a good generation of the Vette, hope the C7 is better quality.
      Jake S
      • 1 Year Ago
      \"General Motors is cooperating with NHTSA throughout the investigation, a spokesperson told The News.\" Well, there\'s a first time for everything, I suppose.
      mikemaj82
      • 1 Year Ago
      A fuse block failure? Sounds to me like it's a ballast issue. A month after I had mine I upgraded to 6000K with new ballasts and haven't had an issue yet. Easy upgrade too, since the bulb and ballast are one piece.
      medive41
      • 1 Year Ago
      My 08 is now haveing the headlight problem, when will somthing be done?
      John W Robertson
      • 8 Months Ago
      My 06 convert LS2 CONVERTABLE has the same issues with the head lights. Will GM take care of it on a recalll and when.