U.S. probes fuel leaks in GM’s older Chevy Cobalt and HHR vehicles

The U.S. car security agency on Tuesday disclosed it has opened an investigation into issues of gasoline leaks in more mature Chevrolet Cobalt compact cars and HHR wagons, manufactured by Typical Motors.

The Nationwide Highway Site visitors Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the investigation, which was opened on Sunday, handles extra than 614,000 automobiles from 2008 to 2010 design yrs.

“The gasoline leaks are the final result of corrosion of the metallic gasoline traces beneath the motor vehicle towards the rear and in the vicinity of the left rear wheel effectively,” the regulator said right after it obtained 208 issues of gasoline leaks from motor vehicle homeowners.

NHTSA said there have been no experiences of fires or injuries from these kinds of leaks, and it was probing the scope and severity of the prospective difficulty to evaluate any possible security challenges with the automobiles.

GM said it will keep on to cooperate with NHTSA in the investigation.