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0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,434 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Corvette fuel system problems

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2009 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Nov 212016


  • 30,000 miles


I have a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette with 30,000 miles. I started having highly gas fumes. I started reading some of the forums and noticed there were a lot of the same complaints. I brought in to a dealership for repair. They said it was a crack in the fuel module. Cost me $2,000 to repair. It was fine for about 2 weeks now I'm having the same problem. This concerns me because the fumes are so bad. I'm having to park outside until I figure this out. I'm worried for it to cause a fire in my garage.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #26

Nov 102010


  • 25,000 miles
Read about fuel smell- ie crack plastic connector of fuel pump. I am really concerned of parking in garage with Pilot lights of gas heaters. Also did not get notice on emission (cat. Converter replacement).

- Sandia Park, NM, USA

problem #25

Oct 152016


  • miles
I recently filled car with fuel, after fueling I noticed extrem fuel smell inside the vehicle after parked for several hours I noticed a large area of fuel had ran out driver side fuel tank area onto the ground and smell of fuel was extensive. I called koons Chevrolet in tyson corner Virginia where I porched it and described the problem to them, I took the car to them. I was told they have dignoset the problem, after few days the contact me and told me that the fuel modul was leaking on driver side fuel tank and there is a special coverage bullten warranty for just that filar on 07-09 Corvette of the same model as mine. They told they would order the parts and call me when the came in, parts were in week and made an appointment and took it back to be repaired under warranty. They called me the next morning and told me because my VIN # was not included in special coverage bullten that they would not be repairing the car under warranty. I was very upset no worried about my safety and others by having a car that leaks all over the road. They told me it would cost me $2700 to be repaired and want me to pay for it. I told me that I don't have $2700 and what should I do ? they dealer told me to not to put much fuel in it unbelivable to me. I have contact GM customer service and opened a case with them but I haven't heard anything back but sorry for your luck emailes. I'm very frustrated and worried about my son driving it to school and work. Leaking fuel is no joke especially if I'm in traffic a day somebody throws a cigarette under car I would lose my son or hurt others. Please help me with this situation before it's too later. I don't know what else to do.

- Chestertown, MD, USA

problem #24

Nov 092016


  • miles


Car parked in the garage and next morning, I smell gasoline order coming around gas filler neck and inside the car. I look under the car and found small amount of gasoline coming from the top of the tank.

- Mableton, GA, USA

problem #23

Oct 202016


  • 38,000 miles
Major gas smell coming into the car and outside the car. Can smell it ten feet away in the parking garage. It appears to be a fuel leak in the fuel pump.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

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problem #22

Feb 232016


  • 77,000 miles
Purchased a 2009 Corvette in Feb.2016 from private sale. When purchased seller said he has been smelling gas for a long time so he parked it outside and covered it. I took vech. To fill up with fuel no gas smell drove home parked in my house garage. Around 8:pm wife woke me up around 7:am next morning said gas smell in garage very bad can hardley breath. Went out and sure enough bad open all doors. Looked under car and hood no sign of gas or not a strong smell. Soon as I get buy fuel filler drivers side smell very strong. Went on Corvette form they was a saftey alert about the whole thing dozen of complaint about the gas smell. Still smells if you fill it over half a tank so have to keep car outside and cover. GM needs to do something about this before someone burns down there home or car up. I was told GM is well awhare of this don't understand why they don't have a recall. Always trusted GM just bought new silverodo love it please try and get this fixed don't need to here about any more people getting hurt or worse because some dude sitting in his office dosent really care.

- Fleming Island, FL, USA

problem #21

Mar 312016


  • miles


Strong gas smell coming from the drivers side rear. (when parked in garage) my car is a 2009 Corvette with 40,500 miles. Car was at dealer for a month, still not fix, waiting for parts. Call GM was told parts will be in by 10/17/2016 two more months of waiting.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #20

Dec 112014


  • 29,000 miles
When I fill my car with gas above 1/2 a tank. I notice my fuel gauge goes to full and then to empty and I get a warning light that states service fuel system. I also notice a strong odor of gas when I park in my garage.

- Green Valley, AZ, USA

problem #19

Aug 052016


  • 37,000 miles
A strong fuel odor is coming out from the drivers side rear. Whenever I fill up the odor is present. When I'm under 1/2 tank odor is gone. It's only when I have a full tank. GM has issued a "special coverage adjustment" for 2007-2013 Corvettes.the # is N150682. GM said mine is currently not covered even though I have all the same symptoms. My car is a 2009 with only 37,000 miles.

- Windcrest, TX, USA

problem #18

Mar 212016


  • 39,000 miles
Dealer indicates a leak in the driver side fuel tank. Strong smell of gas every time vehicle is refueled. Vehicle has approx. 39000 miles and has never been in an accident.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #17

Aug 102015


  • 43,653 miles


Fuel smell comming from gas tank went to dealer where I purchased the car from it ws a used car dealer told me it would it would about 4,000 doller to fix it was a cracked filler line and crossover tube after a lot of complaning about it ended up costing me 1200 dollers.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #16

Jul 142015


  • 80,000 miles
Smelling gas when I fill up my gas tank

- Neptune, NJ, USA

problem #15

Jan 052016


  • 79,500 miles
Strong gasoline smell when tank is more than 1/2 full. Can't leave vehicle parked in enclosed places, or drive with the windows up. Gas smell is strongest around the drivers side rear tire.

- Liberty Hill, TX, USA

problem #14

Jan 142016


  • 49,000 miles
Purchased used 2009 Corvette Z06. Immediately noticed gas smell in garage. Dissipates after sitting for several days. Immediately returns upon driving a few miles. This implies it is at least from a pressurized line (probably the fuel pump fitting.) researched Corvette forums and found this is common problem on C6 Corvettes usually with fuel pump fitting. Contacted GM customer assistance. They authorized dealer to confirm leak. Dealer did so. Requested GM to provide repair or at least provide replacement parts. GM refused. These gas tanks and fuel pumps sit immediately behind the seats in a Corvette and very close to the exhausts. Come on NHTSA. Do a recall on these fuel pumps before people die from fires or explosions.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

problem #13

Nov 012015


  • 90,000 miles
Strong smell if gas after filling up. Gas is leaking after I fill up.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #12

Nov 172015


  • 41,600 miles
Detect a strong gas odor after having been parked in a closed garage overnight. I have noticed this problem each morning for one week now the vehicle has 41,600 miles on it.

- La Mirada, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 282015


  • 68,000 miles
I have a 2009 Corvette with about 68,000 miles. For my last three tanks of gas, I have noticed the smell of gas coming from within the driver side rear wheel area when the fuel tank is more than half full. The smell fills my entire garage at night, and the smell is very strong. Even when parked outside, the smell of gas is recognizable from about ten feet away. The smell is also present while driving with the windows down. The dealership did a pressure test, smoke test, and visual checks. They were unable to find any issues, even though everyone agreed that they could smell gas from the rear driver side wheel area. After thoroughly researching this issue on the Corvette forum, it seems that the problem is most likely related to the fuel pump, which is most likely cracked. A rather large number of people have reported identical symptoms. The problem is difficult to diagnose, because there are no visual signs of a leak, and the dealership seemed at a loss as to what might be causing this problem. Moreover, this is a dangerous issue, because gas is highly flammable and very hot exhaust pipes run directly in between the two gas tanks.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 042015


  • 40,000 miles
After intermittently smelling fuel in our garage I crawled under the vehicle and noticed a wet spot on the fuel tank. The dealer found a cracked fuel tank. It separated along a seam. It was leaking fuel when it was over 1/2 full. The vehicle has less than 40,000 miles and I feel it should have been covered as a recall as I have seen many owners have reported a fuel smell. This is an extremely dangerous manufacturing defect.

- Helotes, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 152015


  • 33,000 miles
Significant gasoline fumes in garage after filling the gas tank and storing the car overnight. Gasoline smell obvious when driving with the targa top is on. Worse smell when the top is off. Fumes are mostly gone after the gas tank level drops below half.

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #8

Aug 172015


  • 39,500 miles
2nd occurance in 6 months I went to fill my car with gas. Filled it up and gas gauge went to 0. engine light came on, fuel system warning came on and then low fuel warning. Drove a few miles and gas gauge went up and down over and over again. Just called dealer and he wants $2000 to replace fuel sending unit. I have read a half dozen Corvette forums and this is a popular problem for C-5 and C6 Corvettes. You would think Chevy would have figured out the fsu is defective and needs to be recalled

- Green Valley, AZ, USA

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