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Average Mileage:
38,802 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Corvette fuel system problems

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2004 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #36

Jan 192010


  • 13,626 miles


Fuel leak on 2004 Chevrolet Corvette. Strong gasoline odor inside the vehicle. Tank leakage if filled for $20 or more of gasoline.

- Trujillo Alto, PR, USA

problem #35

May 122010


  • 11,900 miles
Each time I filled the gas tank there is a gas odor. The passenger side tank on my 2004 Corvette showed signs that gas had been leaking from the top. After driving a while the odor and leak stopped. Replacing the tank was the only way of correcting the problem and avoiding a fire.

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #34

Jun 162010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
I own a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette convertible and it has a strong fuel smell when I drive it - the smell emanates inside the vehicle.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #33

Oct 012005


  • 20,000 miles


Noticed puddle of fuel under car aft of driver door. Took to dealer who replaced crossover pipe which they said was cracked. Under original warranty.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #32

Feb 102010


  • 52,000 miles
Strong smell of fuel and occasional dripping of gas. I am on vacation in Illinois from Arizona and am now facing a $1500 bill just to get back home. I see GM doesn't care so maybe Ford would like a vette.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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problem #31

May 012010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
The gas tank is leaking on my 2004 Corvette.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #30

May 302010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 5,200 miles


Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) own a 2004 Corvette that has been leaking fuel and vapors. Took it in for service and was told that I need a new fuel tank. We only have approx. 5200 miles. Currently being worked on at schumacher Chevrolet 8 main St, little falls, NJ 07424 973-256-1065. We told them we were going to write to you and to keep all the parts for investigation. Please look into to this for us. [xxx] updated 06/24/10 received photos. Updated 06/25/10.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #29

Jan 012010


  • 36,000 miles
Strong smell of gas whenever I fill up. Unable to locate any leaks right now. Strong gas odor will last until I drive for 50 miles or more.

- Montgomery, TX, USA

problem #28

May 012010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 28,754 miles
Smell of fuel inside the house after parking my Corvette in the attached garage about 3 hours after returning home. Upon investigating the source of the odor, discovered pool of gas dripping underneath car on the drivers side. Concerned gas could ignite from hot exhaust, spark, or discarded cigarette from some other motorist.

- London, KY, USA

problem #27

May 252010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
I just noticed the posting about the fuel leaks in 2004 Corvettes. I have been noticing a strong fuel smell in my garage after driving my Corvette. The smell subsides after a day or two, and no evidence of leaks can be seen under the car. Perhaps there should be a recall to have these checked out.

- Granite Bay, CA, USA

problem #26

May 222010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 18,200 miles


Fuel leak by left side fuel tank all the time[ steady drip] I have done nothing to repair problem at this time vehicle is unsafe to drive.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

problem #25

May 152010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 25,850 miles
Purchases 2004 Corvette. When I filled up gas tank, fuel odor was evident. The gas smell filled my garage and went into the house. I took to Chevrolet dealer, who said that a smoke test showed a fuel leak near where the tank is located. A more detailed diagnosis would cost about $1000, and any work would be added to that.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #24

Mar 122010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 13,500 miles
Leaking fuel tank or fuel connector. Upon filling gas tank, gasoline leaked from fill connector or fuel tank, causing large spill on the ground, very fumy.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #23

Apr 022010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 27,630 miles
Our 2004 Corvette with 27,630 miles suddenly began leaking gas fumes so severely in our garage that we were concerned we could have an explosion. We also could not sleep in our bedroom at the opposite end of our house due to the gas fumes. We had not hit anything or had anything unusual happen to our vehicle and we had a GM dealer in chandler, AZ determine there was no damage to the undercarriage of the car. The dealer determined that the driver's side gas tank had cracked near the top of the tank. We contacted GM customer support and after we waited a week, with the car at the dealer's lot, GM determined they would do nothing! they refused to either recall the Corvette, admit there is a defect in their gas tanks or assist financially in replacing the gas tank. We then had the GM dealer replace the tank at a cost of $1,991. This price is after the dealer reduced the cost by giving us a 10% goodwill price reduction. Due to the serious safety defect in GM's gas tank and crossover system, we believe GM should immediately recall the 2004 Corvettes as various other owners have reported that their driver side gas tank has cracked and leaked fuel and gas fumes. This is a safety recall and definite epa issue. The vehicle and our garage certainly could have exploded and the vehicle was undriveable while leaking fumes. It certainly could not have passed an emissions test. Is GM waiting for an explosion before they act?

- Sun Lakes, AZ, USA

problem #22

Mar 162004


  • 77,100 miles
I have a 2004 Corvette coupe and I am having a gas smell or leak from my crossover connector on my gas tank. After reading many articles from other Corvette owners I know that this is a serious problem and should be a recalled item. This is a safety hazard as the gas tank and leak comes right over my dual exhaust and could cause a fire.

- Charlestown, IN, USA

problem #21

Sep 092009


  • 17,940 miles
Check engine light on - strong fuel odor interior and exterior - gas leaking under driver side on garage floor after fillup. Mileage 17,940. Certified Corvette dealer mechanic remarked that seals were deemed flawed. GM needs to issue safety and environmental recall and reimburse. Had to have fuel tank replaced - cost totaled $2,500.59! please investigate this dangerous safety issue and force GM to recall and reimburse.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #20

Feb 012009


  • 12,000 miles
My 2004 Corvette Z06 leaked gasoline from the hose that interconnects both fuel tanks. The tanks and connector were replaced by extended warranty but they were replaced with one of similar identical design. After doing some research it seems like this was not a one case even M any 2004 owners report the same issue. Considering the risk of the problem a more appropriate redesign should be performed.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #19

Feb 102010


  • 50,500 miles
Strong smell of fuel inside the car and outside the car in the vicinity of the gas tanks.

- Lakeside Park, KY, USA

problem #18

Oct 212009


  • 21,000 miles
Strong gasoline smell from drivers side passenger compartment upon gas fill.

- Carbondale, IL, USA

problem #17

Jan 102010


  • 8,300 miles
2004 Chevrolet Corvette coupe leaking driver's side fuel tank. Started leaking about July 2009 after driving approximately 8300 original miles by original owner. Leak became worse over time and resulting in strong gasoline smell. Had dealer inspect the car, he determine that the fuel tank leaks at the crossover connection of the left tank. I was concerned about the fire hazard having the car in the garage where a gas fired waterheater is located. I had the car repaired by the Chevy dealer on January 12, 2010, at a cost of $2083.-. the repair consisted of replacing the left fuel tank. I also noticed the car's mileage dropped from about 16mpg to less than 12mpg in city driving.

- Bedford, TX, USA

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