2005-'07 Chevrolet Corvette Recalled for Loss of Low-Beam Headlights | Edmunds

2005-'07 Chevrolet Corvette Recalled for Loss of Low-Beam Headlights


Just the Facts:
  • General Motors is recalling 111,889 2005-'07 Chevrolet Corvette cars for loss of low-beam headlights.
  • GM said it is aware of "several hundred complaints as a result of the condition but no crashes, injuries or fatalities."
  • GM has not set a date for the recall and the repair is not complete.

DETROIT General Motors is recalling 111,889 2005-'07 Chevrolet Corvettes for loss of low-beam headlights, the automaker said on Thursday.

"Loss of low-beam headlamps when they are required could reduce the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash," GM said in a statement.

The recall is part of a larger GM recall of 2.7 million vehicles in the U.S. and nearly 3 million worldwide for a variety of problems.

GM said Corvettes from 2008-'13 will be covered under a separate Customer Satisfaction Program regarding the headlight problem. No details were provided at this point.

"When the engine is warm, the underhood electrical center housing could expand, causing the headlamp low-beam relay control circuit wire to bend slightly," said GM in its description of the Corvette recall. "After the wire is repeatedly bent, it can fracture and separate.

"When this occurs, the low-beam headlamps will not illuminate. As the housing cools and contracts, the low-beam headlamp function may return."

This problem does not affect the high-beam headlights, marker lamps, turn signals, daytime running lights or foglamps.

GM said it is aware of "several hundred complaints as a result of the condition but no crashes, injuries or fatalities."

"We do not have a mailing date on the Corvette and the repair is not complete," wrote GM Spokesman Alan Adler in response to an Edmunds query.

Owners can contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

Edmunds says: If you own one of these Corvettes, the best advice is for you to stay in touch with your dealer on next steps. If you are experiencing a problem with your car's headlights, get it into the dealership immediately.

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