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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

fuel system problem

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #137

Jan 292016

Corvette

  • 11,000 miles

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

After refilling with gas there is a strong gasoline odor in interior of vehicle.

- Clinton Corners, NY, USA

problem #136

Jan 032017

Corvette

  • miles
Smell gasoline from driver's side.change gas cap didn't help

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #135

Jul 292016

Corvette

  • 21,000 miles
I bought this car in July 2016. It only has 21000 miles on it. It stays parked inside the garage and every time I feel the tank I get a strong gasoline smell. This smell is strong and feels the garage. I checked and found a recall for this. I need to know what to do.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #134

May 012016

Corvette

  • 86,000 miles

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

Crack on filler neck on left fuel tank which I believe is a mfg defect in the molding of the tank. GM is of the opinion that this is a wear and tear issue. I disagree as the right tank is still performing without problems. Vehicle has only been used for commuting and never abused in its 91,000+ miles of life. I am of the belief that GM should replace tank under their 10 year 120,000 mile warranty as the tank is not a moving part. Also, when tank is more than half full, fuel odor from leak is extremely strong and possibly combustible. Thank you.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #133

Oct 032016

Corvette

  • 72,000 miles
Gasoline smell after filling fuel in tank. Smell exists until tank gets to below half. Exists while driving or while parked in garage.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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problem #132

Nov 252016

Corvette

  • 101,900 miles
"tamara recall" my Corvette has a strong smell of gas when being on and parked.

- Grand Island, NE, USA

problem #131

Nov 202016

Corvette

  • 36,000 miles

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

Cracked cross-over pipe connecting the fuel tanks. Noticed a strong fuel odor after car was parked in my garage, took vehicle to yates GMC where car was purchased. Tanks were dropped and a GM tech diagnosed the problem as a cracked cross-over pipe that would have to be replaced. This is an extreme hazard and I was fortunate that the issue did not result in an explosion, I have a gas water heater in my garage which was filled (to the extreme) with gas fumes while parked overnight contact yates GMC auto sales (Goodyear AZ) for details of the issue and repair

- Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

problem #130

Nov 142016

Corvette

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that a strong fuel odor emitted around the driver side of the vehicle. The contact was a certified mechanic and noticed that there was a fuel leak on the top driver side fuel tank that needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 77,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #129

Apr 012016

Corvette

  • 150,000 miles
The fuel system is leaking. It sends out gas fumes and I have a three car enclosed garage and it still fills up the garage with fumes so bad I sometimes have to leave the vehicle outside in the elements in order to be able to get to the car without holding my breath so the fumes can dissipate. I am getting the fuel pumps changed and the entire fuel system checked out in order to remedy this problem. Additionally, the fuel mileage has dramatically decreased regardless of where I drive on the highway or city.

- Jackson, GA, USA

problem #128

Nov 052016

Corvette

  • 76,000 miles
Takata recall gas smell when tank has been filled inside car and outside car is not running or running

- Richmond, IN, USA

problem #127

Oct 252016

Corvette

  • 26,000 miles

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

A very strong fuel smell when the vehicle is left parked in the garage for any length of time. It also is noticed when parked in the open street as well.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #126

Nov 012016

Corvette

  • 45,000 miles
After filling tank with gas, fuel leaks out and leads to overwhelming gasoline smell within closed structure and within cabin. Problem dissipates after fuel level drops below 3/4 full. Dealer estimate on 11/1/2016 says: Fuel coming down on left side of left tank, needs fuel pump, internal hoses and crossover

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #125

Sep 012016

Corvette

  • 47,000 miles
Strong smell of gasoline on left side of car. No visible leak on the floor

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #124

Oct 012016

Corvette

  • 30,300 miles
Entire car smells like fuel after sitting still in garage over night.

- Fresno, TX, USA

problem #123

Oct 032016

Corvette

  • 60,000 miles
Bad fuel smell coming from inside of car when I fill up the tank.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #122

Sep 282016

Corvette

  • 49,600 miles
When my vehicle sits I smell gas outside.

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #121

Sep 092016

Corvette

  • 28,800 miles
The car has a overwhelming gasoline vapor odor after filling the tank.

- Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #120

Sep 012016

Corvette

  • 33,000 miles
Gas smell

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #119

Aug 312016

Corvette

  • 82,000 miles
Fuel smell coming from the left side of the vehicle. Only happens when fueled above 3/4 of a tank. Chevrolet dealer was concerned about the problem during an oil change and tried to get GM to correct the issue but they would not citing that the vehicle passed all fuel pressure an leak tests. The vehicle is dangerous to park in a garage or closed area due to the very good chance of ignition from strong fumes. Just as disturbing is the fact that the exhaust system is by the source of the leak and could ignite at any time while driving. Many other customers have complained of this issue without a resolution from the manufacturer or if GM has agreed to replace the defective part (fuel pump) they do so with the same type that has already failed. Eventually one of these cars is going to explode or catch fire an I guess that only then will the manufacturer and the government do something about it. I have attached the service report where the dealership acknowledged the smell and the notice from Chevrolet. Something needs to be done about this before there are injuries or deaths because of this.

- Yucca Valley, CA, USA

problem #118

Sep 022016

Corvette

  • 63,000 miles
Received recall notice for leak path in left hand fuel pump module flange. When I took it into the dealership, after smelling gas during fill ups, they said my problem was a leak in the fuel tank and the right hand side transfer module was leaking not the left side. Had to pay for repairs due to the right side versus the left side when they are both made from the same materials. Contacted GM and they would not honor this. The right side fuel take needs to be recalled as well this is a design issue and a safety issue for health and parking next to a gas water heater.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

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