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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1987 Chevrolet Corvette

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1987 Chevrolet Corvette, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: SAFETY BELT RETRACTOR FAIL

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA90033

    Component(s): Seat Belts:Front:Retractor

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: SAFETY BELT RETRACTOR FAIL

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE90041

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 08, 1990
    • Date Closed: June 11, 1990
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts:Front:Retractor

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE PULL

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP96006

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 14, 1996
    • Date Closed: October 18, 1996
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: The petitions stated that:"we represent the owner of a 1990 Chevrolet Corvette which, when the brakes were applied, suddently, violently, and unexpectedly pulls to the left.this is a intermittent defect which does not occur with an regularity."

  4. INVESTIGATION: TIE ROD SOCKET FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE90032

    Component(s): Suspension

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: THROTTLE STICKING

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA92005

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 30, 1992
    • Date Closed: January 29, 1993
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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