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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,340 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette fuel system problems

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 7)

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problem #117

Aug 232016

Corvette

  • 60,000 miles

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

Recall received for left side gas leak but my car has right side gas tank leak this is going to cost $3K to fix a gas leak is a gas leak and very dangerous.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #116

Aug 032016

Corvette

  • 55,709 miles
The car reeks of fuel, particularly noticeable after parking in the garage overnight, and after filling it with gas. It can also be smelled inside the cabin while driving. The smell is emanating from the drivers side tank area. It's been widely reported this is caused by inferior plastic used in a nipple at the top of the fuel pump. The plastic cracks and allows fuel to be sprayed all over the top of the tank and on the exhaust system. Since my car has an automatic transmission, the driveline has to be removed to access the fuel pump. The cost of repair will be in the $2500 to $3000 range, just to replace the pump with a new one that will eventually fail again since GM hasn't done anything to fix the problem. GM should step up and recall these cars before somebody's house burns down or somebody is killed. The fuel pump and bladder/gas tank were replace in 2013. It is happening again August 2016.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #115

Jul 092016

Corvette

  • 85,000 miles
Gasoline smell if parked over night in my garage.

- Alexander City, AL, USA

problem #114

May 222015

Corvette

  • miles

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

Bad fuel smell after filling up car.

- Juliette, GA, USA

problem #113

Jul 252016

Corvette

  • 38,595 miles
When fuel tank is full there isavery strong smell of fuel. So far no leak on ground. Smell so bad can be notied four cars away.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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problem #112

Jul 212016

Corvette

  • miles
Smell gas fumes after fill up of half tank or more.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #111

Jul 032016

Corvette

  • 47,779 miles

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

The car reeks of fuel, particularly noticeable after parking in the garage overnight, and after filling it with gas. It can also be smelled inside the cabin while driving. The smell is emanating from the drivers side tank area. It's been widely reported this is caused by inferior plastic used in a nipple at the top of the fuel pump. The plastic cracks and allows fuel to be sprayed all over the top of the tank and on the exhaust system. Since my car has an automatic transmission, the driveline has to be removed to access the fuel pump. The cost of repair will be in the $2500 to $3000 range, just to replace the pump with a new one that will eventually fail again since GM hasn't done anything to fix the problem. GM should step up and recall these cars before somebody's house burns down or somebody is killed.

- Derby, KS, USA

problem #110

Jun 242016

Corvette

  • miles
When I park my 2008 Corvette in my garage there is a strong gas smell without evidence of a gas leak underneath my car. According to Corvette forum theres and issue with fuel leaking out the tops of the fuel tank and dripping onto the exhaust posing a fuel hazard. Is there a factory recall for this issue?

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #109

Jun 232016

Corvette

  • 52,161 miles
My 2008 Corvette started smelling of fuel whenever I filled it up. It gradually got worse over the years. The garage would reek. I took it to the dealership and they said the driver's side gas tank is leaking and it would cost me about $3,000 to have it changed out. My vette only has 52,000 miles on it. I was not ready to spend that amount so I brought it home. Now it has gotten so bad with the gasoline smell that I am afraid to drive it. I also am afraid to park it in our garage that has a gas water heater in it. This is a huge defect and these cars should be recalled as this is a true threat to safety. I am ready to hire an attorney for a class action lawsuit before someone's home burns down or dies. I have seen numerous online complaints just like mine about their 2008 vette. I would think GM is fully aware of this issue. Therefore if they do not act there could be blood on their hands. I love my Corvette but driving it is not worth my life. I have documentation from the dealership to share.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #108

Feb 022016

Corvette

  • 75,000 miles
When I fill the Corvette with gas and park in the garage the gas fumes are extremely strong, I do not overfill, this will also happen above a half full tank. My concern is for the safety of my family. With all the issues GM has had with other failures to recall a vehicle to correct a obvious problem, the ignition switch for one and gms commitment to the consumers safety as being their main concern this should be a automatic recall to fix the problem before someone has to bury a loved one. But it seems this is the protocol for the big automakers and the NHTSA before anything is done, let's for once recall a known issue before this happens.

- Winchester, KY, USA

problem #107

Jun 042016

Corvette

  • 67,000 miles

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

Overwhelming fuel smell in cockpit after driving

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #106

May 012016

Corvette

  • 37,035 miles
The vehicle emits a strong odor of gasoline when it is parked in my garage. Regardless of fuel level the smell of gasoline is present, but the odor is more substantial when the vehicle has been filled full fuel. The odor is so overwhelming that I can no longer park my car indoors for fear of the gas fumes may be ignited by a spark.

- Warsaw, IN, USA

problem #105

Apr 012016

Corvette

  • 90,000 miles
The car has a very strong gasoline smell when the gas tank is full. The smell is so strong in the garage that I fear it may cause a fire.

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #104

Apr 102016

Corvette

  • 69,000 miles
Fuel pump leaking gas. The dealership has had the vehicle for over a month and cannot find a pump. This was such a bad leak that the garage and house smells of fuel. I was afraid of a fire. Why is it that GM can get away with this? I own a very expensive brick that could be the source of a fire but I cannot find the part for the dealership to fix it. GM should be forced to do the right thing and produce the parts for a recall.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #103

Apr 202016

Corvette

  • 73,000 miles
Tamara recall my 2008 Corvette smells like gas after you park it into the garage after driving it. And when the fuel tanks or more than half full.

- West Point, MS, USA

problem #102

Jun 042015

Corvette

  • 45,000 miles
Gasoline/fuel odor with full to half full fuel tank. Odor in interior and around exterior of vehicle. Research via internet indicates problem is widespread.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #101

Apr 212016

Corvette

  • 69,000 miles
Strong fuel vapor smell inside cabin specially on driver side of car.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #100

Apr 252016

Corvette

  • 16,300 miles
Gas leak fumes that progressively became stronger until it is now in the cabin. I have taken it to a mechanic for a diagnoses and it is the fuel pump or pumps in the saddle bag gas tanks. Order is stronger after fill-up and I never top off. The fumes are stronger on the driver's side.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #99

Mar 142016

Corvette

  • 70,000 miles
I have fuel smell from the fuel pump area. The dealer tells me that they are on back order. They believe that the pump may need replacing but they cannot take the car knowing that they cannot fix it. Therefore it leaks in my closed garage. It only leaks when the tank is greater than half full.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #98

Apr 152016

Corvette

  • 74,000 miles
Fuel smell coming from driver side rear wheel area. Very strong fuel smell inside the car. Garage smells like fuel from car sitting after being parked. Took it to a shop and had it looked at. The tech said the fuel pump is leaking on driver side were the fuel line is cracked on the fuel pump module.

- Huntsville, TX, USA

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