U.S. safety agency upgrades probe into Corvette


DETROIT, Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators have intensified an investigation into 132,000 Chevrolet Corvette cars after 344 complaints their steering wheels could lock up, including reports of 24 crashes and 10 injuries. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday that General Motors Corp. has about 24,000 warranty claims for steering wheel lockup problems on Corvettes sold between model years 1997 and 2001. NHTSA said GM had sent its dealers ...

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