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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,864 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Corvette fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Mar 012015


  • 41,254 miles


Whenever the fuel tank is filled more than half full, a very strong smell of gasoline is present in the car. There are no visible leaks, but the smell is so bad that the car cannot be parked in my garage, or driven with the windows rolled up in this condition. This does not produce any check engine or service engine warning lights the smell is present whether stationary or moving with more than a half tank of fuel.. I believe that the source of the problem has something to do with either the line running to the fuel pump on top of the tank, or the crossover pipe between the two tanks.

- Beacon Falls, CT, USA

problem #13

Sep 072015


  • 24,800 miles
Smell of fuel when entering garage. After getting a tire changed, mechanic saw fuel leak next to driver side rear tire. Also small drop of fuel on floor near driver rear tire. Saw fuel trip through fuel tank pan holder.

- East Meadoiw, NY, USA

problem #12

Jul 072015


  • 59,000 miles
Gas fumes constantly coming out from around the car mostly from the drivers side rear.....entering inside of car

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #11

May 032010


  • miles


On several occasion when I have filled my car I have had gas run out inside the fender. I have also smelled gas on several occasions after filling

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #10

Jan 012014


  • 33,000 miles
After refueling, I can smell gasoline in the vehicule compartment

- Lake Jackson , TX, USA

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problem #9

Feb 092015


  • 65,000 miles
The gas tank leaks fuel and drips down the back side of the tank. I can smell gas fumes very badly when I park my car in confined space

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 222015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles


My vehicle is producing a strong fuel odor when parked in my garage. So much so, that the fuel odor permeates the entire house. This is a known problem suffered by many C6 owners and is well documented on many Corvette forums and there is even a youtube video ( revealing the problem. A crack develops in the pressure side of the fuel pump. GM had the exact same problem with several other 2007 model vehicles and promptly ordered a recall because of the potential problem of fire or explosion if exposed to an ignition source......................... sources: Recall: 2007-2009 Chevrolet cobalt / Pontiac G5; 2007 Chevrolet equinox / Pontiac torrent / Saturn ion - fuel pump campaign id #: 12V459000 [NHTSA]....................... GM recalling 40,859 cars for potential fuel leaks [fox news]...................... GM recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles over fuel-leak risk [los angeles times].................... what makes this this potential problem any different from those recalled vehicles. Will it take a death, serious injury or catastrophic loss for these problems to be addressed. I hope not. I think I can speak for all consumers that rely on your Agency to protect us from the shortcomings of manufacturers of faulty products....we need your intervention in this C6 fuel pump problem !!!

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #7

Apr 302014


  • 35,000 miles
The car has developed a terrible gasoline odor. The cause is the faulty plastic fitting at the top of the fuel pump assembly. There is a visible fuel leak running down the tank. The car is not safe and fills with fumes. I cannot park the car inside and fear that the car is dangerous.

- Moorestown , NJ, USA

problem #6

Dec 012014


  • 46,586 miles
Upon parking the vehicle in my garage I noticed a very strong fuel smell emitting from the vehicle. I search all around the car and could not find a leak. This very powerful fuel/gasoline smell would permeate my entire house causing a bit of nausea at times. I started to park the car outside because I was concerned about the possible fire hazard as well as the noxious fumes. I took the car to my local mechanic and they found that the main fuel pump (located in the left side fuel tank) had been leaking from the high pressure side of the pump. The plastic that fuel pump module is composed of started to deteriorate on it's own, and began to spray fuel onto the top of the fuel tank. There is a large skid/support plate that holds up the fuel tank and this plate was retaining a majority of the fuel. This tank is also very close to the exhaust and I'm just fortunate that the fuel did not spray into that direction. After doing some research this is a very common issue with all 2005-2013 Corvettes. So many issues in fact that ac delco (the vendor that supplies the fuel pump modules to GM) has issued 3 updates to this particular part. Here is my oem part number as well as the subsequent update part numbers. My oe pump that leaked: 15785206 (is no longer a good ac delco #) 1st update: 19133441 2nd update: 19302042 3rd update: 19149687.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 142015


  • 111,000 miles
Strong vapors of raw fuel from vehicle when over 1/2 a tank of gas. Dealer could not locate. Gas leak was on top of tank which was not visible from underneath without removal of rear wheel well. This is documented on Corvette forum as many owners have experienced this issue. It is intermittent and caused by cracking of plastic fitting at top of the tank- appears to be a design defect.

- Neptune, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 012014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


Theres a strong gas smell inside and outside of car after every gas fill up.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 152014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 65,450 miles
2007 Chevrolet Corvette began smelling of fuel upon fill-up on 8/15/2014. Chevrolet dealer in cary, nc claimed to have diagnosed the issue and charged for diagnostic fee, said end result was faulty fuel cap so it was replaced. Total for this was $42.08. Upon next fill-up, the smell persisted without any change from before diagnosis at Chevrolet dealer. Approximately 7 weeks later, fuel smell had worsened slightly and also the engine was making a "chattering" sound. Since Chevrolet dealer could not determine the fuel smell issue correctly, I chose a highly reputable independent shop and they immediately found the problems. The "chattering" sound was a faulty harmonic balancer, a known issue with the Chevrolet Corvette engines and cost ~$1,100 to repair using Chevrolet parts. The fuel smell was due to a cracked driver side fuel tank (Corvettes use two fuel tanks) which was easily found by this independent shop once the car was lifted. The factory-installed driver side fuel tank had shrunk and cracked, trapping the fuel pump inside, thus forcing the tank and pump to be replaced, along with all related seals and parts. Total to repair these fuel related issues was ~2,700, for a grand total of $3,803.27. Upon performing further research, many Corvette owners have had the exact same problem--driver side fuel tank cracks over time and every online reference found indicates that GM covers the issue. I contacted Chevrolet and was told that I only had a 2-year/24-month warranty on these issues. I find that to be ridiculous, especially since the same issue is occurring on cars of this type across the country. It seems as if Chevrolet and Chevrolet dealers pick and choose who they cover these items for, which is even more ridiculous because I don't think it should be necessary that I have to keep fighting just to be taken care of the way I should have been in the first place.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 252013


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that after parking the vehicle, the contact smelled gas inside. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the seals in the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 062012


  • 42,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that there was an extremely strong odor of gasoline fuel inside and outside of the vehicle. The contact was unable to locate a fuel leak. The failure was a constant occurrence. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection where they informed the contact that malfunction was contributed to the fuel tank filler neck. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 42,500.

- Henderson , NV, USA

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