WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. Corvette sports cars for the 2004 model year are being investigated by U.S. regulators for possible fuel-tank leaks, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
The defect may affect about 33,000 vehicles, NHTSA said in a Web site posting. The auto safety agency said it received 30 complaints about liquid fuel or fuel vapor leaking from tanks in the duel-fuel-tank cars. No crashes or injuries were reported.
“We are aware of the NHTSA investigation into the 2004 Corvette and are cooperating,” Alan Adler, a spokesman for Detroit-based GM, said today in an e-mail.
The U.S. agency said last month it is investigating brake failure in GM's Chevrolet and GMC C/K series pickups and SUVs.
The U.S. Congress is scrutinizing auto safety this year following record recalls by Toyota Motor Corp., the world's largest automaker. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on May 20 to examine the company and the regulator's responses to the recalls.