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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Vapor Leak in 2008 Cobalt?

My '08 Cobalt has been smelling like gas. The garage stiiiinks. The car sometimes hesitates to start on the first turn of the key. There is not check engine light on and no visible leak... and it's extremely hot. Any ideas how the vapor is leaking out and would it be worth getting it inspected for almost $100? I figured I'd wait to fill up the tank again and see if it disappears or when the weather cools off if it gets better. Thoughts?
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I understand you are seeking input from forum members; if you decide to work with a dealership to get this potential fuel leak looked into, please keep me posted as to your progress. I'm available to assist in the process as best I can.

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Dont wait man, you dont want a garage full of gas vapor while you start your car...thats just a bad idea! Bring it into a dealership and explain whats going on. That HAS to be covered by warranty as it sounds like a defective part.
Maybe Sarah can look into it or figure something out for you. Just PM her your VIN and i think she'll do the rest
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I appreciate it! I'll PM Sarah
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Resolved, fixed free of charge. Line was deteriorating. They had to replace the entire fuel line.
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Good to hear it was fixed man that could of been bad.

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Resolved, fixed free of charge. Line was deteriorating. They had to replace the entire fuel line.
The fuel line was deteriorating in a 2008??? Talk about high quality steal...

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Strong Gas Smell & Leak in '08 Cobalt

Hey all, my '08 cobalt has a gas leak and the car doesn't start on first turn. We went to get an oil change but they wouldn't do it because the tech didn't feel safe with the gas leak. He then said he would check it out but for $267.00- NOT INCLUDING LABOR AND PARTS!!! I looked at him told him bye and had a friend run a diagnostic and he found recall info so we will be calling the chevy dealership tomorrow. Will keep you guys posted on results.
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Had a fuel leak in my 06 cobalt. Horrible gas smell in my garage. Did some research and turned out there was a recall on the fuel pump which caused that smell. Dealership replaced it all for free. You might want to check with the dealer to see if your car falls under the recall category.

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My dad's friend drives a 2008 Cobalt and he just took his car to the dealer because it smelt like gas was leaking. Turns out it was the cracked fuel line on the fuel pump, just like the 2006-2007 recall. He had to pay a lot of money to have it fixed cuz his car is out of warranty and there is no recall for the 2008's. I kinda wish GM would step up to the plate because I have a 2008 too and it seems there is still a problem. BTW, we live in Texas so maybe the heat has something to do with it? IDK...
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