Federal safety regulators have opened an investigation into 33,000 2004 Chevrolet Corvettes over complaints of leaky fuel tanks.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it opened an investigation after getting 30 complaints from consumers "alleging either liquid fuel or fuel vapor leaking from a fuel tank."
The Corvette has two fuel tanks; in 12 reports, a fuel tank was replaced or identified as the source of the leak.
GM spokesman Alan Adler said he wasn't aware of any injuries or accidents.
"We are aware of the NHTSA investigation into the 2004 Corvette and are cooperating with the agency," GM spokesman Alan Adler.
NHTSA Recall Campaign Number:PE10015
Make: CHEVROLET Model: CORVETTE
Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Year : 2004
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Date Investigation Opened : May 12, 2010
Date Investigation Closed : Open
The Office of Defects Investigation has received 30 reports from consumers alleging either liquid fuel or fuel vapor leaking from a fuel tank.
The subject vehicle is equipped with two fuel tanks. In 12 of the reports, a fuel tank was either replaced or identified as the source of the leak.