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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2004 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 2004 Chevrolet Corvette, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Fuel Tank Leak

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE10015

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: May 12, 2010
    • Date Closed: September 10, 2010
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary: There is no summary currently available


    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA02031

    Component(s): Steering
    Steering:Column Locking:Anti-Theft Device

    Summary: Alleged that the steering column locks up while the vehicle is in motion at speeds between 5 and 65 mph, causing the driver to lose steering control

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