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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,243 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #7

May 122010


  • 29,603 miles


1998 Corvette C5 coupe--gas leak--fuel filter maybe?--causes fumes and liquid to drip----.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #6

Jul 012005


  • 12,000 miles
Fuel filter leaking at seam where two pieces are assembled together. 1998 C5 Corvette.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 012009


  • 80,000 miles
Raw fuel smell in vehicle when driving. This occurs daily. No idea how to repair problem.

- Highlandville, MO, USA

problem #4

May 012008

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact noticed that the oil sending unit displayed non-realistic numbers. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the oil sending unit, the component that indicates the amount of pressure in the vehicle, failed. The mechanic changed the entire oil sending unit, which repaired the issue for 13 months. Through research, the contact found numerous complaints on this vehicle for the identical failure. He believes that a recall should be issued. The vehicle has not yet been taken to the dealer for the second time. The failure mileage was 72,000 and current mileage was 84,000. Updated 6/18/09 the consumer also stated there was a problem with the gas guage. Updated 06/22/09.

- Wildwood, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 092008


  • 79,100 miles
I have a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette with 79,000 miles on it. The factory service manual says the fuel filter never needs to be replaced. I developed a serious leak on the outlet connection on the filter. It happened after I shut off the engine and there was no more fuel pump pressure. Gas just poured out and ran down the side of the gas tank, some dripped on the exhaust pipe. The connection they use appears to be defective. I am a member of the Corvette forum and a few other people have had fuel pump leaks also. This is outrageous for a pressurized fuel system to leak like this. I was lucky the car didn't catch on fire or even explode. The gas tank appears to be made of some kind of plastic. I was wondering if there was some kind of recall on this vehicle regarding this fuel filter. I am in the process of replacing the fuel filter. The old part is available. There appears to be an O-ring inside the filter to provide a seal.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

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problem #2

Aug 102002

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
After driving vehicle for several hours, excessive pressure builds in the gasoline tank. Pressure is high enough that gasoline is jetisoned from the tank. A person unaware of this situation could be sprayed with gasoline. In addition, when vehicle is parked in home garage, gasoline fumes are excessive. Since Pilot lights for water heater and furnance are also located in garage, this could lead to an explosion.

- Conifer, CO, USA

problem #1

Jul 062002


  • miles
The fuel gauge fluctuates between full and empty whil driving, the dealer has replaced unknown components yet the problem has reoccured. Nlm

- Dublin, OH, USA

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