The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation of the 2004 Corvette over complaints of leaky fuel tanks. Regulators said they opened the investigation of the 33,000 Corvettes built in 2004 after receiving 30 consumer complaints “alleging either liquid fuel or fuel vapor leaking from a fuel tank.”
The 2004 Corvette had two fuel tanks. In 12 reports, a fuel tank was replaced or identified as the source of the leak.
GM Spokesman Alan Adler said “We are aware of the NHTSA investigation into the 2004 Corvette and are cooperating with the agency.” Adler said he wasn’t aware of any injuries or accidents relating to the matter.
Last month the NHSTA issued a recall for 40,028 2005-06 Corvettes for a steering column issue.