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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,812 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette fuel system problems

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 012016


  • 30,000 miles


The car leaks fuel. When parked over night it leaves a puddle of fuel in front of rear tire on driver side

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 012016


  • 85,000 miles
My Corvette has a problem with fuel smell coming from the car after filling the gas tank.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 162016


  • 35,000 miles
After filling tank, strong smell of gas in passenger compartment, lingers for 10-15 minutes. Second fill up after purchase.

- Pebble Beach, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 242016


  • 23,500 miles


Fuel tank is splitting filling cabin and garage with fumes.most noticeable after filling the tank full

- Park City, UT, USA

problem #4

Aug 152015


  • miles
Gas overflows when an attendent trys to fill tank further after nozzle clicks gas flow inside fender and out above rocker panel melts sound deadening

- Honolulu, HI, USA

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problem #3

Sep 022015


  • 38,000 miles
With approximately 38,000 miles on my 2005 Corvette, I began smelling gas fumes whenever I would fill the gas tank. The fumes would fill my garage and also leaked into my house. I took the car into the dealership. After about 7 weeks, they informed me that I needed to replace one of the gas tanks and the rear main seal, which cost $2,700. The night I picked my car up from the shop, I parked it in the garage. The next morning, my garage was once again filled with fumes, so I dropped the Corvette off at the dealership and let them know that the problem was not fixed. Another two weeks, the dealership called and said they couldn't find anything, so I picked up the car. I drove it for a week without any issue with gas fumes until I filled up the tank for the first time. That night, my garage and house were filled with gas fumes. I dropped the Corvette off at the dealer the next morning (two weeks ago) and I have not heard back from them yet. The gas fume issue is obviously a fairly common and serious problem with Corvettes, based on all of the complaints I have seen and my own experience. The vehicle is not safe to drive or park in a garage, and apparently the source of the issue is difficult to diagnose and repair. Based on the numerous occurrences of this issue based on complaints from Corvette owners, there should be a recall to fix this issue before people are injured or killed.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 092015


  • 201,000 miles
Strong gasoline order/fumes in cabin of car. Smell seems to be coming from fuel tank area and not under hood.

- Altadena, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 082015


  • 42,000 miles
There is a fuel leak from the fuel tank on my 2005 C6 Corvette. You can smell it in the cabin of the vehicle when you're driving it. It's very dangerous to have it in confined areas like a garage near a water heater of any kind or just any type of ignition source. There is not a manufacturer recall yet but there should be one shortly. From all the Corvette owners blog pages this seems to be affecting 2005-2008 C6 Corvettes. Get your vehicle to the dealership immediately. It's not safe outside your garage either to others. The fuel tank needs to be drained for it to be completely safe. Do not attempt draining yourself.

- Grapevine, TX, USA

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