really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,145 miles

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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

problem #7

Aug 172015


  • 34,666 miles
When I park my vehicle in my garage I have a strong gasoline smell from car. Especially when I fill my gas tank. Afraid one of tanks is leaking may drip on hot exhaust and explode

- Green Valley, AZ, USA

problem #6

Aug 032015


  • 32,000 miles
Smell gasoline

- Monument, CO, USA

problem #5

May 172012


  • 6,170 miles
Every time you fill up your gas tank to full there is some gas leakage and car smells of gas. I stop at 3/4 and do not seem to have a problem. I have 3 GM cars and this is the only one that has this problem.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #4

Apr 172015


  • 59,000 miles
After filling my car up with gas and parked it overnight in the garage, the next morning my entire garage smelled like gas. I didn't think anything of it but the smell was inside and outside of my car as I drove and/or parked it anywhere. I left it outside of my garage until I didnt notice the smell anymore at which point I parked it inside the garage. I noticed that the issue only starts when there is more than half a tank of gas. Once the fuel gauge drops to under half a tank, the smell goes away. I took it to two separate dealerships that did smoke tests and visual checks and they do not see any issues, even though the smell is there with more than half a tank (in both occasions the tanks were more than half and the dealer noticed the smell but did not see any issues and attributed it to my vehicle running rich, even after I told them the smell went away when the fuel gauge was under half a tank). It is apparent to me that there is an issue, a dangerous one at that since gas fumes are highly flammable and the hot exhaust pipes run in between the tanks themselves. After further research, it appears that there is a plastic piece on the top of the fuel pump that seems to be the issue and ends up having small cracks. There are multiple Corvette owners that have reported the same issue and have had to replace the part at their expense (an expensive proposition at that). Please investigate this issue as soon as you can. I am concerned there may be a major fault which will/can cause an injury due to the nature of the problem (ie: Gas fumes and hot exhaust pipes).

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 092014


  • 45,000 miles
Hi, I bought the Corvette used. The first time I filled it all the up with gas I noticed a very strong gas smell the next day in my garage. I hoped it would go away or it was just something I wasn't aware of about the car since I just bought it used. The next time I filled it up the same thing the whole garage smelled like gas the next day. Did some research online and found out there are allot of the C6 Corvettes with this defect. If you fill the car up over half full gas leaks from the top of the tank down the inside and on to the tailpipe. Called the dealer and they refused to fix it or recall the defective part. Im afraid of two possible things happening either the car catching fire or the fumes igniting my gas water heater thats in the garage as well. Hope you guys can get something done about it. Thanks for your time.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 012014


  • 72,500 miles
Strong gas smell after filling up gas tank. Can be smelled in car and overwhelms garage if tank is over half full.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 162014


  • 30,129 miles
My fuel gauge would not record any fuel level after filling the tank and driving for approximately one quarter of the tank of fuel.the gauge would drop to "empty". this triggered the check engine light, and an error code, resulting in not being able to pass my car inspected in AZ, where it is registered. I was charged $2300 by the dealer to fix this problem in order to be able to use my car. This presents a problem of possibly running out of gas while in the passing lane of a highway. Fortunately this did not happen to me.

- Tucson, AZ, USA