NHTSA Launches Investigation into Leaky 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Tanks

After receiving multiple complaints from owners, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently launched an investigation into reports of leaking fuel tanks in 2004 Chevrolet Corvettes.

According to the NHTSA, it has received nearly 30 complaints from owners stating they either smelled strong gasoline vapors from within the car, or found fuel leaking from the vehicle. In twelve of these cases, the fuel tanks themselves were found to be at issue, and were replaced by dealerships.

At this point, the NHTSA has yet to launch an official recall, but any action could possibly affect as many as 33,000 Corvettes produced for the 2004 model year. There are no reports of crashes or injuries resulting from the issue.

GM's spokesman Alan Adler says the company is aware of the investigation, and is "cooperating with the agency."

Source: NHTSA, The Detroit Free Press

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