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How do I fix or the dealership fix a gas smell?

There is a gas smell coming from the AC/Heater. I have sent the car to the dealership, and they can't seem to find the problem, yet they will admit, there is a problem. This is a wonderful car, no other major problems. There is not a gas leak.

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  • sdrewenski Nov 03, 2008

    There is a smell a gas through out the car, yet there is no leak. Apparently, dodge cars in the past had this problem, yet the dealership can not find the problem. My car has been in there shop of a week already. I am just seeking way to help them, find and fix the problem with my car.

  • sdrewenski Nov 06, 2008

    No, the fumes are not coming from the exhaust. Maybe, the engine that could be the reason why it is coming form the AC/Heater. Please be mindful, this situation occurs only when the car is cold. I failed to mention that earlier. I do appreciate all suggestion with solving this problem. Thanks

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    They exhaust will have a strong smell when the engine cold, that is normal and I suspect the dealer told you that, if there was a problem the check engine light would be on, the smell is the catalytic converters, until they reach operating temp they are very smelly, that temp is about 900-1000 degrees F

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You say a gas leak but no gas leak, what is the deal please?



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Is it actual raw gas smell, or gas fumes maybe from exhaust you are smelling?

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I have a 2012 Sonata Hybrid. I purchased the vehicle brand new in June of 2012 after a few months of owning it I started to smell gas in the inside of the car. It would take a little while for it to start but after the car was warmed up it was pretty intense. I brought it to the dealership and they had it for two days and could not find a problem. I asked what they looked at and was told they checked all hoses sensors and fuel injectors. The next day while driving I smelled the gas right away and brought it back to the dealer and spoke with the service manager who said he knew of this issue and fixed it on another hybrid a few months before. He told me he was going to contact the engineer to see if he knew of the issue and asked me to leave my car with him for a few days. I got my car back 4 days later and was told the engineer was involved with the solution. They ended up replacing my fuel tank, air intake, fuel injectors, all hoses, spark plugs and connectors. I have had my car back for a few weeks and have had no issues, hope this helps anyone else with this issue.

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