The probe, announced Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), affects about 10,000 models with the GT1 engine from the 2001 through 2007 model years.
In the worst case scenario the NHTSA claimed that a hose fitting can fail and cause rapid coolant leaks without warning. The coolant can cover the road and cause drivers to lose control of their cars.
The NHTSA says it has 10 complaints of coolant leaks. One driver said a leak caused a 911 to lose rear tire traction, sending the car into a spin and off the road. The driver wrote in a complaint to NHTSA that it was fortunate that the car didn’t hit anything, and that the coolant spill didn’t affect other drivers.
Investigators will determine if the problem has caused any injuries and if it is bad enough to cause a recall.