Question about 2004 Volvo XC90
I have a 2004 Volvo XC-90. I have been smelling gas fumes outside the vehicle. Gas cap seems to be fine but after looking underneath, the smell of fumes are stronger near the gas tank. Don't see any leaks. I do see a gas stain. Could this be a cracked hose or something. Appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks, Gregg Primus I have a 2004 Volvo XC90 and the smell of gas fumes coming from the tank area is very strong. The gas cap seems to be OK and there are no visible leaks. Lately it has become dificult to get the engine started. It used to start at the first crank. Now it takes a good five seconds before it gets going.
This sounds like a gas pressure regulatur. a few minutes after starting,you start smelling fumes,and are getting bad gas mileage right?
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
I have a VOLVO XC90 2004 and it started to have that bad fuel smell in the garage. My wife brought it to the dealer and while I was researching, I found that it has a recall pending from th NHTSA website. I told the dealer about this they said it does not have a recall. Called Volvo North America and they said they have not released the recall but they will in February 2010. Too make it short, the rep called the dealer and explained to them to replace it for free for there will be a recall on it. The hassle to deal with the service advisor is worth it cause I did my due diligence and got the fix for free. :>
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
I also have a 2004 XC90 and a couple of months ago I had the exact same probelm... after multiple visits to my dealer's auto shop they figured out that it was the fuel pump. They replaced the fule pump and the smell disappeared. Good luck!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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P0443 The fuel vapor canister reduces that gas smell on hot days outside/inside of car. The fuel vapor canister fillers bad smells from gas tank on hot days when the gas expands and burps fumes through carbon canister filter. From the canister (gas vapor fumes) goes back into the engine to be burned again...it's a closed loop for vapors to be recycled though engine. Don't worry, once the carbon canister dries out and no longer flooded with raw fuel the code should go away...just don't let the top off fuel tank back flow into the 'Evap emission control' carbon filter near the top and close to the gas cap...:)
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