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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1998 Chevrolet Camaro fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 012001

Camaro

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Nylon line was pinched when car was assembled resulting in a fuel leak which progressed over months until fuel was dripping onto pavement. Leak was sufficient to cause fire and a substantial amount of pollution. Manufacturer had no tsb nor warranty coverage. This was a dangerous failure which was difficult to "catch."

- Jeannette, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 272000

Camaro

  • miles
There is a fuel line which runs over the #1 coil pack on my 1998 Camaro Z28. There are two screws which hold down the #1 coil pack. One of the screws has a pointed cone shaped top. A fuel line and air line run directly over this screw. There was a post on LS1.com notifying owners of 1998 Z28 Camaros of this potential design defect and for owners to check their vehicles for premature wear and possible rupture of the fuel line. I inspected my vehicle and the fuel line. The screw had worn through the insulation and either into the air line or fuel line. I went to superior Chevrolet in shawnee Kansas and spoke to the service manager and informed him of the problem. To prove that my vehicle was not the only one with this defect we randomly selected another 1998 Z28. It had the exact same problem. He had me leave my vehicle the next day. Upon returning he said the fuel was inspected and that it was ok. The fix was to relocate the fuel and air line with a plastic wire-tie. I voiced my concerns with fix, but was assured the problem had been corrected. It still concerns me however, that the lines could have been inspected without removing the insulation from the lines to determine the extent of the wear and penetration of either the air line or fuel line. The fuel line and air line assembly had not been replaced. Please note that the car is still under warranty. I believe that this defect can harm the public because the design defect can wear all the way through the fuel line and cause gasoline to leak onto the hot engine, or exhaust manifold, causing a fire or explosion, with the potential to obviously burn up the car and also harm or kill passengers in the car. I would hope that the NHTSA will examine this problem and demand that GM issue a recall to correct this major design defect and (not with a cheap wire-tie). Thank you for making this venue available so I can express my concern.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #2

Jul 032000

Camaro

  • miles
Fuel line rubs on drivers side front coil pack causing leak on exhaust of all 98 LS1 models.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 302000

Camaro

  • miles
There is a fuel line which runs over the #1 coil pack in my 1998 Camaro Z28. There are two screws which hold down the #1 coil pack. One of the screws has a cone shaped top, and the fuel line runs directly over this screw. After changing my spark plugs and inspecting the fuel line, the screw on the #1 coil pack has worn through the insulation and part of the fuel line. I went to bud allan Chevrolet in hayward and talked to george rodriguez, a service consultant and informed him of this problem. He informed me that my premium extended warranty (factory warranty has expired since 36,000 miles) does not cover the worn through fuel line. I believe that this manufacturer's defect can harm the public because the said screw can wear all the way through the fuel line and cause gasoline to leak onto a hot component such as the exhaust manifold, causing a fire or explosion and harming or killing passengers in the cabin as well as bystanders and seriously damage public and private property. I hope that the NHTSA will look into this problem and suggest that Chevrolet issue a recall to correct this major problem. The lives of many individuals are at stake, as many owners may not know of this problem. I would also like to comment on Chevrolet's extended warranties where they would not cover such an item. I was extremely displeased to acknowledge that my fuel line was not covered under their extended warranty, which could result in the loss of my life, the life of my passengers and the lives of any individuals around my vehicle if my vehicle may catch fire or explode when that fuel line becomes ruptured from a screw. Thank you for your attention.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

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