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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,475 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Corvette fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 132006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,426 miles


The gas gauge on my 2002 Corvette goes to empty while driving, the dic flashes " low fuel" & the check gauges light comes on. Just as suddenly, it will start working again several days later. I paid a local dealer ~$700 to replace the fuel tank sensor unit about a year ago. Since then the problem has recurred several times. Now the dealership is telling me to add a gas additive, only available from Chevrolet at $25 a treatment, to fix the problem. After adding a bottle of the gas treatment, my gas gauge went to empty & stayed there for 3 days. I understand NHTSA investigated a similar problem for the 2000 Malibu (EA02028), but no recall was ordered. Surfing the web, this looks like a common problem on Chevy autos & trucks. Have contacted Chevy owner assistance who contacted the local dealer & parroted their "old" gasoline explanation for fouling the sensor. Why do you use a sensor that is not compatible with the fuel available to your customers? I only use fuel from brand name suppliers. This is clearly a defect in the gas sensor & needs to be treated as such by Chevrolet.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 162004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
1. when the fuel gauge reads just below half, sometimes the gauge will suddenly jump to empty. Note that I normally refill the tank (completely full) when the fuel gauge reads about one eighth of a tank remaining. 2. when this failure occurs, the vehicle can only be driven a few miles before running out of fuel. This has happened four times, all in the last four months. 3. I took it to the dealership that I purchased it from and they said they could not duplicate the problem and therefore they would do nothing about it. I called the GM service complaint number and they stated they would do nothing to assist me in getting this problem fixed.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 022004

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving 85 mph vehicle stalled. Vehicle has been serviced seven times due to stalling once the fuel gauge reached 3/8. the dealership was going to replace the fuel gauge again.

- Millbrae, CA, USA

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