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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,460 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Chevrolet Corvette fuel system problems

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2012 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 092016


  • 29,300 miles


We recently purchased the car (two weeks ago) and the car smells up the garage of heavy gas fumes. We tried replacing the gas cap but it still happens. Seems to be at its strongest after gassing up the car. Gas fumes can also be smelled when the convertible top is down driving on the highway. I am seriously concerned that my garage is going to blow up since the water heater is just a couple of feet from the car or that the car will catch on fire while driving. I have been looking into this and seems many Corvette owners are experiencing the same thing. I'm feeling so discouraged for buying a Corvette, our dream car. Is there an recalls for this serious problem?

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

May 202016


  • 49,000 miles
Strong fuel smell inside passenger compartment, most noticeable after refueling. Can be noticed stationary and in motion. No visible fuel leaks noticeable.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #3

Nov 022015


  • 44,000 miles
Excessive fuel smell. Unsafe to park in garage. GM can't fix

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 122015


  • 52,000 miles
Upon braking to enter a tight left hand turn in the country the dic displayed several warning indicators, ABS and traction control. The right front brake locked up (confirmed by the flat spot on the tire). I began modulating the brakes thinking that I had lost anti-lock brakes, but the right front brake had locked up. This reduced the braking ability of the car causing me to go off the outside of a left hand turn and into a ditch damaging some components of the front end. I was able to return home safely. The car was parked until a mechanic looked at it. A dialectic grease was applied to the connectors between the system and the wheels at all 4 corners. This seemed to resolve the issue as experienced on that day. Now, 5 months later all the dash lights involved in the active handling system have come on again. Service ABS, service traction control and service active handling all came on at the same time. The car will now need to return to the shop for some more diagnosing and repairs. This is a major safety issue. Having no active handling, traction control or anti-lock brakes does not make a daily drive unsafe. Not until applying brakes and you find the system locking up one wheel causing a loss of control. In an emergency situation it would be unsafe as well of course. We've come so far in improving the safety of our cars it's a shame that the same technology that improves the safety of our cars can also cause a vehicle to become unsafe.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 102015


  • 18,000 miles
Started smelling gas in the cabin. Has happened 2 or 3 times.

- West Hills, CA, USA

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