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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,459 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Corvette fuel system problems

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2004 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #12

Aug 052010


  • 35,400 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette. While the vehicle was parked in the garage the contact smelled a strong fuel odor. He replaced the gasoline cap, washed the vehicle but could still smell fuel. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who diagnosed the failure and confirmed that the fuel tank pipe connectors were defective. The fuel tank connectors could not be replaced; therefore, the fuel tank had to be replaced. The vehicle wasn't repaired. The failure mileage was 35,400 and the current mileage was 36,100.

- Holmdel, NJ, USA

problem #11

Aug 102010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 42,300 miles
Constant fuel smell and fuel leaking drastically from rear of car in two puddles when tank is full, or after somewhat sharp turns are made. Updated 09/16-10 pictures received. Updated 09/20/10

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 092010


  • 12,900 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated when refueling the vehicle, there was an abnormally overpowering gasoline odor. The contact stated the odor was most prominent when the fuel tank was less than one half full. In addition, the contact stated fuel was leaking from the vehicle and causing discoloration. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was awaiting repairs. There was a previous defect investigation of the failure (NHTSA action number: PE10015- fuel system storage tanks) but did not result in a recall. The current and failure mileages were approximately 12,900.

- Mentor , OH, USA

problem #9

Jul 122010


  • 43,617 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated the vehicle was parked in a residential garage when the contact noticed there was a strong, overpowering gasoline odor from the vehicle. The contact had recently refueled the vehicle and found a large, abnormal puddle of gasoline under the vehicle. The dealer advised that the drive side fuel tank had fractured and was leaking. The dealer replaced the fuel tank. The failure did not recur. The failure mileage was 43,617 and the current mileage was 43,968.

- Wabash, IN, USA

problem #8

Jun 012010


  • 68,805 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that they began to smell gasoline coming from the vehicle. The fuel tank was replaced. The dealer stated that the fuel was leaking from the tank and that since there was a NHTSA investigation, they were unable to discuss the specifics. NHTSA investigation PE10015 was opened on 5/12/2010. The contact had the tank, pads and insulator replaced on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 68805 and the current mileage was 68900.

- Franklinville, NJ, USA

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problem #7

Jun 032010


  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette. While the vehicle was parked, the contacted noticed an unusually overpowering gasoline odor. The dealer performed a diagnostic and discovered that the left fuel tank was leaking but he was unable to determine the exact location of the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and advised they would return his call later to determine if they would assist with repairs. The failure and the current mileages were 33,000.

- San Juan Capistrano , CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 072010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 23,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette. The fuel tank was leaking causing a small fire on the ground but there was no damage to the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they stated there was a small crack in the fuel tank and it would need to be replaced, at his expense. There were no recalls for the failure. The failure mileage was 23,000. Updated 06/21/10 received pictures. Updated 09/27/10 updated 12/01/10. GM provided 50% of the initial cost and later the other 50%. updated 12/07/10

- Fancy Gap, VA, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Oct 292007

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,982 miles
Gasoline lines were resigned in late 03 into early 04 Chevy Corvettes. The result was leaking gas which is both a safety and environmental hazard. GM dealer refused to cover because dom was 01/04 and mileage was 11982 when leak was discovered. Therefore I had to pay independent auto repair service $1945.45 this a major job. Exhaust, transmission, defective left gas tank, etc had to be dropped and the motor tilted to replace the gas lines and left tank. This a major problem and GM factory rep says he is only willing to cover $700. Help. I have all documentation Inc pics, letters and parts.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #3

Sep 092006


  • 22,300 miles
Smelled gas for about a week and then noticed that the car when started was leaking gas. I took it to my local dealer and he said after inspection the gas tank will have to be replaced. I have been waiting a week for the replacement but the dealer is saying it will be another week minimum. They cannot find the tank.

- Stevenson Ranch, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 082004

Corvette 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle was parked, the consumer noticed that fluid was leaking from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the gas tank needed to be replaced.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 082004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Smell gas odor outside the car, mostly on the driver side. Gas leaks found by the dealership on the driverside fuel tank, seal on the fuel pump, and the interconncting hoses for both tank. All parts replaced.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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