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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,340 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette fuel system problems

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #57

Oct 152015


  • miles


Fuel odor in the garage right side gas tank has fuel leaking down the tank after fill up there is a gas water heater in the garage if this is not a safety issue what is" after doing some research this is a very common problem why no recall by GM" noticed odor for over a year took it to dealer and found the leak.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #56

Oct 012015


  • 72,000 miles
Fuel smell coming from driver's side of car near rear wheel well opening. When parked in my garage, it fills the garage with gas fumes.

- Queen Creek, AZ, USA

problem #55

Oct 032015


  • 24,000 miles
Gas fumes smell parked in garage.

- Commerce Twp, MI, USA

problem #54

Jun 152015


  • 30,000 miles


I have a strong fuel smell after filling my tank most noticeable when sitting still or parked.

- Benson, AZ, USA

problem #53

Sep 072015


  • 43,000 miles
Rhadamanthus gas smell in cab. Took to dealer and they said it was a cracked elbow on the drivers side fuel-pump. It was not covered under emissions so it cost me $2000 to have fixed. There are many complaints about this same problem on numerous forums. This is a serious safety issue and G.M. will not address it. I'm pissed. A recall is needed. Please do what you can to get this recall.mthanks

- Forest Ranch, CA, USA

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problem #52

Sep 232015


  • 61,590 miles
Leaking fuel / or strong raw fuel smell in cockpit, filler neck or top of fuel tank!!! no fuel on pavement?? replaced fuel cap - did not fix strong raw fuel smell... suspect leak on top of tank or filler neck...

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #51

Jun 122013


  • 13,000 miles


After filling car with gas, the car smells like it has a leak. The garage smells so bad I have to put the car outside in the drive way until is cools down because I'm worried about it starting a fire. The smell of gas is strong. I've talked to other 2008 C6 owners and they are having the same issue.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #50

Jul 152015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 43,102 miles
During the July time frame I parked my car in my garage. The next morning I went into the garage and smelled an overwhelming odor of gas fumes. I immediately removed the car from the garage and parked on the street. I went to work that day and while driving I smell gas fumes in the cockpit. I parked my car and opened the trunk. I smelled gas fumes there as well. It has come to the point I will not park my vette in the garage for fear of the house burning down. I do not drive my car to work for fear of the car exploding and killing me. I took the car to the dealership. They could not find anything wrong with the car. They did not detect the smell of gas fumes either. I fear parking the car in the garage because I do need a place to live. The car will remained parked outside until this dangerous situation is resolved. Lets be proactive not reactive. Thank you.....[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #49

Sep 012015


  • 48,200 miles
Over the past few months, I have been noticing a strong gasoline odor emanating from the left rear portion of my 2008 Corvette. Without having the car on a lift, visual inspection of the driver side fuel tank reveals a "wet" look creeping down the rear side of the tank. Again, without the aid of a lift, I was able to fix a rag on the end of a device and swipe the "wet" area. The rag picked up a bit of this "wet" and a simple sniff left no doubt that the "wet" is a gasoline leak that appears to be coming out the top of the tank.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #48

Aug 202015


  • 32,800 miles
On 8/20/2015 I filled my car up with gas and as soon as drove away the cockpit stared to smell like gas I thought I may have spilled some om shoe, the odor was getting overwhelming. When I got home nothing was on my shoe so I looked around the car for a leak.I didn't see or find anything but did find a bad gas smell from the driver side rear. The next morning I went out to the garage, there was a odor of raw gas it was extremely bad for I feared that my house would blow up do to the water heater having a flame. I immediately took the car out of the garage. The car is now at the dealer and waiting for the prognosis 8/22/2015 I will report more when I find out what they found.

- Glendale , AZ, USA

problem #47

Aug 132015


  • 25,000 miles


Strong odor of gasoline after fill-up. No trouble codes like evap, etc. Turning while vehicle in motion (~20mph) increases gas odor. I stopped driving vehicle for fear of a vehicle fire. I fear this is the dreaded fuel pump fitting crack/failure that other C-6's have experienced. Does someone have to die before corrective action is taken?

- Brigantine, NJ, USA

problem #46

Aug 122015


  • 113,500 miles
Strong fuel smell coming from vehicle

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

problem #45

Jan 152015


  • 48,300 miles
When the fuel tanks are more than half full, there is a strong smell of gasoline in the passenger compartment. This is apparently an ongoing problem with the C6 fuel tanks, as it has been raised by many people in various online forums. This problem also occurred in the C fuel, and I was told was fixed via a recall. Has this problem prompted any recall activities for the C6. The dealer wants over $3000 to fix the problem.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #44

May 152015


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. After refueling the vehicle, the contact noticed strong fuel fumes inside and outside the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Lake Worth , FL, USA

problem #43

Jul 042015


  • 44,000 miles
After fueling my 2008 C6 Corvette and parking in the garage there is a strong fuel smell. As a test removed it from garage and smell stopped.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #42

Jun 162015


  • 38,000 miles
Corvette has fuel leaking from the top of the tank due to hairline cracks on top of fuel pump elbow. Car can not be topped off sprays out under pressure. Presents a fire hazard and should be looked in to by NHTSA for recall. So it does not hurt any one or some ones car catches on fire. GM should have this fixed there was also an issues with the C5 Corvettes previous generation that was recalled.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #41

Jun 082015


  • 65,000 miles
My 2008 Chevy Corvette has a bad gas smell everytime I get in and out of the vehicle. I have read that many people have this same issue and its caused by the plastic used for the gas tank. Gets a crack and leaks from the back down to the exhaust. Possible fire hazard. Let me know asap of any recalls etc. Thank you

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #40

May 082015


  • 91,500 miles
Smell of raw fuel in and around car.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #39

May 072015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Fuel spilled on auto fill shut off. The C6 is rally full when the pump shut off and have minor spills on fill ups.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #38

Apr 212015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
There is a gasoline leak somewhere on the car that is filling the garage with a very strong gasoline smell. There is no gas on the garage floor. I suspect a vapor leak at the top of the gas tank at the fuel pump/gage sender location. Car is now parked outside for fear of fire in the garage. Have an appointment with the Chevrolet dealer on Monday 5-4-15 to find leak and repair. Currently believe this could be a very serious safety problem!

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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