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Crashes / Fires:
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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 4 of 7)

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problem #70

Dec 152015


  • 40,000 miles


Very strong smell of gas inside and outside of the car. Smell was worse when the gas tank was full and the car had sit for a while. Had to drive with windows down. Took in for service and the issue was a crack at the top of the driver side fuel module. The crack was at the base of the small L shaped tube that comes out of the top of the fuel module.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #69

Jul 012015


  • 15,000 miles
The car had approx 15000 miles on it when I began to notice a strong smell of gasoline in my garage and cabin of the vehicle. I could also see where fuel had been running down the inside of the drivers side fuel tank. The gasoline vapor was overwhelming in the cabin and garage. A search of the internet revealed a long history of leaks on the fuel module on top of the drivers side fuel tank. My dealer confirmed this and quoted me $2100 to replace the cracked fuel module. The leak drips very close to the exhaust pipe and would appear to be a serious safety issue. I strongly recommend an investigation and or recall of these cars based on the number of complaints on the internet.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #68

Nov 272015


  • 46,817 miles
Strong fuel smell coming from car when the car was turned off. Smell started on the outside of the car, but eventually (over the course of a couple days) leaked into the cabin. By this time the car also smelled of fuel when on. Left car in garage for a few hours while hiking, came back and opened the garage and started coughing from all the fuel fumes. No visible liquid leaks, but the smell was very strong. I aired out the garage and parked the car outside and took it in the next day, was told the fuel pump cracked. This shouldn't happen after 7 years of low to moderate use. This was also during thanksgiving - if I had gone away for the holiday, the spark from my gas hot water heater may have caused an explosion while I was away. The amount of fuel vapor in my garage was enough to cause difficulty breathing. Also, while driving to the dealership, my father (following in another vehicle) said he smelt a strong scent of fuel whenever I stopped at a light. Considering how close the left fuel tank (where the fuel pump is located) is to the hot exhaust pipe, I'm lucky the fuel didn't leak onto the pipe and start a fire with me inside. As a side note, as soon as I described the problem to my service rep at the dealer they said this has actually been a common occurrence over the past few months for the 2008 vehicles. When I talked to the rep, there is a new part on the market that GM will replace my old, cracked part with - which tells me GM knows about this problem, and yet failed to disclose this could happen.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #67

Sep 292015


  • 50,000 miles


Strong fuel odor after filling car with gas, almost unbearable in closed space (like a garage). Dealer readily noticed odor when car was taken in for service. Odor originates near fuel fill door (driver's side, rear wheel well). Dealer diagnosed fault as leaking fuel tank, possibly due to cross-over pipe connecting left and right halves of tank or fuel pump; probably high on the tank; no gas drips on garage floor, evaporates before dripping. Estimated cost to repair >$1550 not including parts. Fuel vapor leaks are dangerous. This type of problem has been described for Corvettes as early as the 1996 model year.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #66

Sep 012015


  • 45,000 miles
Started noticing an emitting of gasoline odors on the drivers side by the rear wheel well. Replaced the gas cap, odor still there noticed odor after filling gas tank. Odor remains until gas tank falls at below 1/2 tank. Advised possibly fuel cross over line between two tanks this seems to be a more typical occurrence on C5 and C6 Corvettes.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

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problem #65

Nov 062015


  • 50,000 miles
There is a strong smell of gas inside the car. There is also a strong smell of gas in the garage after the car has been parked for awhile.

- Saginaw, TX, USA

problem #64

Oct 012015


  • 71,000 miles


Started noticing fuel smell inside car if gas tank filled over half. When fuel level below half tank there is no fuel smell inside cabin.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #63

Sep 302015


  • 48,000 miles
Strong smell of gasoline inside and outside of my 2008 C6 Corvette with no visible fuel leaks. The overpowering vapors leak into the house when parked in the garage making a highly dangerous flamable safety issue. The local Chevrolet service center quoted $1,400 to pull the fuel tank and replace a charcoal canister, and they indicated this was a known concern. In researching this issue on open forums, found numerous identical issues. My vehicle has only 48,000 miles. This should be a safety recall at a minimum before a vehicle catches fire or explodes in a closed space near gas water heater with Pilot light.

- Germantown, TN, USA

problem #62

Oct 122015


  • 55,000 miles
Strong, overbearing smell of gasoline inside and outside of the car at all times. I cannot drive it because of the fumes. I cannot park it in my garage because it fills the entire area with the smell of fuel. This is dangerous. This needs to be fixed. This is my only vehicle and I cannot drive it due to the safety risks alongside the nauseating fumes, and cannot afford to fix the problem. (Chevrolet dealer quoted me $1,600 just to look for the problem, then unknown costs to fix it) this many people complaining about the same issue are not wrong. GM needs to do a safety recall before someone gets hurt or worse.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #61

Aug 012015


  • 46,000 miles
Strong gasoline odor coming from left rear side of vehicle at fuel filling area and below. Usually notice when the vehicle is turned off in the garage. Odor lingers even into overnight, next day garage has gasoline odor

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #60

Sep 012015


  • 63,000 miles


When the gas tank is filled half way or more the odor of gas is overwhelming out side the vehicle driver side and the smell of gas permiates throughout the garage which is attached to my home.

- Hamilton Sq,, NJ, USA

problem #59

Oct 192015


  • 100,000 miles
Overwhelming fuel smell when leaving the car parked in the garage or when left parked outside the smell builds in the interior. Upon inspection there is a leak from the top of the driver's side fuel tank that drips down the rear of the tank near the hot exhaust.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #58

Oct 162015


  • 35,000 miles
My car is not able to be parked within the garage, the fuel smell is blatant and overwhelming, making me dizzy at times. This must be fixed. It is evident at all times, and is very toxic.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #57

Oct 152015


  • miles
Fuel odor in the garage right side gas tank has fuel leaking down the tank after fill up there is a gas water heater in the garage if this is not a safety issue what is" after doing some research this is a very common problem why no recall by GM" noticed odor for over a year took it to dealer and found the leak.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #56

Oct 012015


  • 72,000 miles
Fuel smell coming from driver's side of car near rear wheel well opening. When parked in my garage, it fills the garage with gas fumes.

- Queen Creek, AZ, USA

problem #55

Oct 032015


  • 24,000 miles
Gas fumes smell parked in garage.

- Commerce Twp, MI, USA

problem #54

Jun 152015


  • 30,000 miles
I have a strong fuel smell after filling my tank most noticeable when sitting still or parked.

- Benson, AZ, USA

problem #53

Sep 072015


  • 43,000 miles
Rhadamanthus gas smell in cab. Took to dealer and they said it was a cracked elbow on the drivers side fuel-pump. It was not covered under emissions so it cost me $2000 to have fixed. There are many complaints about this same problem on numerous forums. This is a serious safety issue and G.M. will not address it. I'm pissed. A recall is needed. Please do what you can to get this recall.mthanks

- Forest Ranch, CA, USA

problem #52

Sep 232015


  • 61,590 miles
Leaking fuel / or strong raw fuel smell in cockpit, filler neck or top of fuel tank!!! no fuel on pavement?? replaced fuel cap - did not fix strong raw fuel smell... suspect leak on top of tank or filler neck...

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #51

Jun 122013


  • 13,000 miles
After filling car with gas, the car smells like it has a leak. The garage smells so bad I have to put the car outside in the drive way until is cools down because I'm worried about it starting a fire. The smell of gas is strong. I've talked to other 2008 C6 owners and they are having the same issue.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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