In the U.S., General Motors announced a recall for Chevrolet Corvettes from the 2005-2007 model years for potential loss of low-beam headlamp operation. Corvette models from 2008-2013 will be covered under a Customer Satisfaction Program.
A certain number of vehicles sold in global markets, including Europe, may also be affected by this condition. The respective owners will be contacted according to EU legislation. All repairs will be at no cost to customers.
When the engine is warm, the underhood electrical center housing could expand, causing the headlamp low-beam relay control circuit wire to bend slightly. 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 condition does not affect the high-beam headlamps, marker lamps, turn signals, daytime running lamps or fog lamps. Loss of low beam headlamps when they are required could reduce the driver’s visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
GM is aware of several complaints globally as result of the condition but no crashes, injuries or fatalities. In case customers should experience the loss of low-beam headlamp operation, they are asked to contact their dealer immediately.