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Subject:  Re: Gasoline Smell Date:  11/18/2012  7:41 PM
Author:  dbruce100 Number:  69600 of 73836

In one of my cars a recall was in place for a gas tank valve. The issue made it so when getting gas, the hose would constantly stop....annoying to say the least.

The fix was to replace the valve that was easily accessible in the trunk. You were supposed to give it to the dealer with a 1/3 of a tank or less, but I forgot and it had almost a full tank.

When I got the car back, the gas smell was insane and took 2 to 3 weeks before it went away. I learned that any gas that gets into the trunk or cabin will smell for a very long time. If you get some on your shoe while filling....similar problem.

If you don't smell it outside and only bet would be a leak in the gas hose in the trunk or someone got some inside accidentally. As mentioned, a fuel injector or something else under the hood would not be my first thought.
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