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#112837 - 08/27/13 02:06 PM NHTSA 2005-7 Headlight Investigation
BruceF Offline
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http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130...t-investigation

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Federal auto safety regulators on Tuesday upgraded an investigation into more than 100,000 Chevrolet Corvettes after complaints that the low-beam headlights suddenly stopped working.


I hadn't heard about this before. But, you can find out a little more at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchComplaints and search for the year and Corvette
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#112838 - 08/27/13 05:30 PM Re: NHTSA 2005-7 Headlight Investigation [Re: BruceF]
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I can remember helping people troubleshoot why their lights weren't coming on, but didn't realize there was possibly a common cause.

Lights on my '07 were fine for 70k+ miles and the '12 is over 23k now with no issues yet :-)

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#113275 - 06/05/14 05:53 PM Re: NHTSA 2005-7 Headlight Investigation [Re: BruceF]
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This is a great post Bruce! Thank you....
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#113290 - 06/09/14 09:30 PM Re: NHTSA 2005-7 Headlight Investigation [Re: BruceF]
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This has been upgraded to a Recall:

Report Receipt Date: MAY 14, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V251000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EXTERIOR LIGHTING
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Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s)

CHEVROLETCORVETTE2005-2007

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Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles manufactured March 29, 2004, through June 22, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the underhood bussed electrical center (UBEC) housing can expand and cause the headlamp low beam relay control circuit wire to bend. If the wire is repeatedly bent, it may fracture causing a loss of low beam headlamp illumination.
CONSEQUENCE:
The loss of low beam headlamp illumination will decrease the driver's visibility, as well as the vehicle's conspicuity to other motorists, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the UBEC housing unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 13146. Note: Model year 2008-2013 Chevrolet Corvettes will be covered under customer satisfaction program number 14203 for the same issue.
NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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