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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,690 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 #110

Jun 242016


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 67,000 miles


Overwhelming fuel smell in cockpit after driving

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #106

May 012016


  • 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

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problem #105

Apr 012016


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #100

Apr 252016


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

problem #97

Mar 242016


  • 62,800 miles
I had noticed the faint odor of gas fumes after the car was parked for a few days but the smell was not strong enough to take action. Approximately six months later on March 24, 2016, new rear tires were installed on the car at a local tire dealer and the technician noticed the gas leak near the drivers side fuel tank. I took the car to the GM dealership and they diagnosed the fuel leak was not caused by any abuse, modifications, or accidental contact such as rocks. The failure was a fit issue between the tank and fuel line caused by heat over time.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #96

Mar 232016


  • 20,050 miles
Car has 20,000 miles and has developed a gas smell while parked in a garage. It seems to be from the right rear of the car. When the system is below 1/2 full the smell is less apparent.. there is no visible leak in the fuel tank area. I have replaced the cross over pipe seals and fuel pump "O" rings. Problem is still present. Was not aware of history of possible defective plastic on the fuel pump fittings. I will run tank below 1/2 to see if smell goes away. Will most likely remove again or address with my extended warranty as with more research this seems to be a quite common problem and potentially serious. I must let car sit outside for awhile and allow fuel fumes to diminish before I feel comfortable putting car in garage. This smell can be very heavy when left in a closed area right after driving. I can still smell fuel fumes while driving.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #95

Jan 012009


  • miles
Fuel smell on driver's side of car...when stationary and while driving. Reported to dealer during 1st year of ownership when car was new.

- Gardiner, NY, USA

problem #94

Aug 012013


  • 41,000 miles
Following refueling, the cabin of the car fills with gasoline fumes. In most cases, the car most be allowed to air-out for hours prior to driving or storing in the garage. The quantity and concentration of fumes seems to be a significant fire risk. As it is transient, the dealer is not able to pinpoint, thus fix, the problem. This is a significant safety issue that warrants regulatory involvement!

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #93

Feb 232016


  • 76,750 miles
After a fuel fill up and parking the 2008 Corvette in the garage there is a strong gasoline smell in the garage and inside the vehicle. If I do not drive for a few days the smell starts to dissipate, but after I drive it will be strong again until the fuel level drops. My concern is the safety issue with the possibility of a fire.

- Winchester, KY, USA

problem #92

Jun 012015


  • 61,000 miles
While the vehicle is parked, especially after filling up the gas tank, the vehicle emits the strong smell of gasoline. The smell of gasoline fills my garage when the vehicle is parked overnight. The concern is that the vehicle may catch fire if exposed to a spark or some other type of heat source such as the vehicle's exhaust. According to the dealership there is no recall for this issue.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #91

Feb 122016


  • 61,000 miles
Fuel tank cracking. Fuel tank cracked at the interface with the fuel module. Emits raw gasoline fumes while driving and parked. Smell so bad in garage that door must be opened. In my car, no spots on floor have been present. Chevrolet needs to issue a recall before someone is burned up or a house is destroyed, including occupants. Is that what is to be required before recall is issued?

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

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