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Injuries / Deaths:
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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 5 of 7)

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problem #50

Jul 152015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 43,102 miles


During the July time frame I parked my car in my garage. The next morning I went into the garage and smelled an overwhelming odor of gas fumes. I immediately removed the car from the garage and parked on the street. I went to work that day and while driving I smell gas fumes in the cockpit. I parked my car and opened the trunk. I smelled gas fumes there as well. It has come to the point I will not park my vette in the garage for fear of the house burning down. I do not drive my car to work for fear of the car exploding and killing me. I took the car to the dealership. They could not find anything wrong with the car. They did not detect the smell of gas fumes either. I fear parking the car in the garage because I do need a place to live. The car will remained parked outside until this dangerous situation is resolved. Lets be proactive not reactive. Thank you.....[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #49

Sep 012015


  • 48,200 miles
Over the past few months, I have been noticing a strong gasoline odor emanating from the left rear portion of my 2008 Corvette. Without having the car on a lift, visual inspection of the driver side fuel tank reveals a "wet" look creeping down the rear side of the tank. Again, without the aid of a lift, I was able to fix a rag on the end of a device and swipe the "wet" area. The rag picked up a bit of this "wet" and a simple sniff left no doubt that the "wet" is a gasoline leak that appears to be coming out the top of the tank.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #48

Aug 202015


  • 32,800 miles
On 8/20/2015 I filled my car up with gas and as soon as drove away the cockpit stared to smell like gas I thought I may have spilled some om shoe, the odor was getting overwhelming. When I got home nothing was on my shoe so I looked around the car for a leak.I didn't see or find anything but did find a bad gas smell from the driver side rear. The next morning I went out to the garage, there was a odor of raw gas it was extremely bad for I feared that my house would blow up do to the water heater having a flame. I immediately took the car out of the garage. The car is now at the dealer and waiting for the prognosis 8/22/2015 I will report more when I find out what they found.

- Glendale , AZ, USA

problem #47

Aug 132015


  • 25,000 miles


Strong odor of gasoline after fill-up. No trouble codes like evap, etc. Turning while vehicle in motion (~20mph) increases gas odor. I stopped driving vehicle for fear of a vehicle fire. I fear this is the dreaded fuel pump fitting crack/failure that other C-6's have experienced. Does someone have to die before corrective action is taken?

- Brigantine, NJ, USA

problem #46

Aug 122015


  • 113,500 miles
Strong fuel smell coming from vehicle

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

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problem #45

Jan 152015


  • 48,300 miles
When the fuel tanks are more than half full, there is a strong smell of gasoline in the passenger compartment. This is apparently an ongoing problem with the C6 fuel tanks, as it has been raised by many people in various online forums. This problem also occurred in the C fuel, and I was told was fixed via a recall. Has this problem prompted any recall activities for the C6. The dealer wants over $3000 to fix the problem.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #44

May 152015


  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. After refueling the vehicle, the contact noticed strong fuel fumes inside and outside the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Lake Worth , FL, USA

problem #43

Jul 042015


  • 44,000 miles
After fueling my 2008 C6 Corvette and parking in the garage there is a strong fuel smell. As a test removed it from garage and smell stopped.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #42

Jun 162015


  • 38,000 miles
Corvette has fuel leaking from the top of the tank due to hairline cracks on top of fuel pump elbow. Car can not be topped off sprays out under pressure. Presents a fire hazard and should be looked in to by NHTSA for recall. So it does not hurt any one or some ones car catches on fire. GM should have this fixed there was also an issues with the C5 Corvettes previous generation that was recalled.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #41

Jun 082015


  • 65,000 miles
My 2008 Chevy Corvette has a bad gas smell everytime I get in and out of the vehicle. I have read that many people have this same issue and its caused by the plastic used for the gas tank. Gets a crack and leaks from the back down to the exhaust. Possible fire hazard. Let me know asap of any recalls etc. Thank you

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #40

May 082015


  • 91,500 miles


Smell of raw fuel in and around car.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #39

May 072015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Fuel spilled on auto fill shut off. The C6 is rally full when the pump shut off and have minor spills on fill ups.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #38

Apr 212015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
There is a gasoline leak somewhere on the car that is filling the garage with a very strong gasoline smell. There is no gas on the garage floor. I suspect a vapor leak at the top of the gas tank at the fuel pump/gage sender location. Car is now parked outside for fear of fire in the garage. Have an appointment with the Chevrolet dealer on Monday 5-4-15 to find leak and repair. Currently believe this could be a very serious safety problem!

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #37

Nov 292012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Every time I fill the gas tank and the I start the Corvette, the dash starts beeping, the gas gauge goes to zero, the "service fuel system" warning comes on and the engine light symbol shows in instrument panel. This remains for approx 10 - 12 starts on car and then it returns to normal and gas gauge shows present level of fuel. I have tried filling close to full and stopping, filling last part of tank very slow, but no matter what, every time I fill gas tank the fuel system indicators malfunction. Forums online say to use techron from chevron to clean fuel system and have tried others for several years and still have problem.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #36

Apr 172015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 36,500 miles
I entered garage after car being in garage all night, garage was filled with gasoline fumes.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #35

Mar 092015


  • 67,586 miles
Recently bought a use 2008 Corvette. Went to dealership to pick up and as I approached vehicle a very strong odor was emitting from the vehicle and once I opened the door the order was strongly present inside also. I originally figured that the salesman had over filled the tank since he said he would fill the vehicle with gas as part of the sale. The odor continued for several days, even as the gas was used. I drove the vehicle and tried several refills (ensuring not to top off) but the odor is still present. No matter the volume of gas in the tank the strong odor of gasoline is present outside and inside. Research on the internet revealed numerous complaints of the same problem from other owners of that model (C6) indicating a problem with a defective fuel line (elbow on the top of the drivers side gas tank coming from the fuel delivery system and associated seals/gaskets). There is even a youtube video by an owner showing the problem and his personal repair of the defect. I saw that the repair can cost an owner upwards of $4K dollars. Since this defect is so prevalent and obviously not something that can be caused by owners negligence, these vehicles should be recalled by the manufacturer and repaired. This condition is a fire hazard and should be looked at immediately.

- Schertz, TX, USA

problem #34

Mar 032015


  • 31,675 miles
Gas smell in car and garage.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #33

Jan 282015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 41,250 miles
Very strong fuel odor coming out of rear driver side. Odor seems stronger when fuel tank is at 80% or more.

- Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA

problem #32

Feb 022015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
I began to notice a strong gasoline smell next to my rear driver's side of my 2008 Chevy Corvette coupe. I just did a search online and found numerous others with the same complaint for the same model. Seems the fuel tank leaks after cracks develop.

- West Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #31

Oct 052010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
After refueling, there is a strong gasoline odor in the passenger cabin.

- Gardiner, NY, USA

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