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Hyundai accent is 2009 model. On a really hot day the car smells badly of petrol. Smell mainly in the back seats. Especially strong in the trunk (dicky). Took it to two different dealers. Here are same of the things they did the first time around (I'm taking the mechanic's word for it): * Cleaned the fuel pipes of junk * Cleaned the fuel filter * Removed the sensor board and cleaned the contacts (no idea which one) Second time around he claimed that the coolant can cause this smell, so he drained the old coolant and replaced it. When I wasn't convinced it was the cause, he said a lot of Hyundai models - i10s, Santros etc are also reporting this problem. I had him check for cracked pipes, cracked fuel tank. Everything seems fine. Would appreciate pointers.

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Coolant smells like fuel, i think you need to find a new mechanic, obviously there is a problem around the fuel tank, does it do it all the time, what about when tank is half??? I would be checking the fuel tank breather, fill fuel right up to the top, go on a bumpy road or just do a sharp left and right (safe speed) and have a look underneath where the tank is to see if there are any wet patches, if there is a leak then you have found the problem, just need to find where the leak is. If there is no leak than i would deffinately have the breather checked out, one other thing to check would be your fuel filler cap, either way this problem should not be there and be fixed by Hyundai, it is a serious health problem!!!

Posted on May 28, 2011

  • rasana_atrey May 28, 2011

    Thank you. Will have the mechanic check it out. One of the problems is that these mechanics tend to blow off women drivers. This guy initially claimed all cars have this problem. I told him in the last 20 years I've been through 3 cars, never had a problem. Anyway, thank you for the pointer. Regards.

  • Ahmet Gunduz May 28, 2011

    You are welcome, i hope you get to the bottom of it.

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