Last post on Jan 28, 2013 at 12:27 PM
You are in the Subaru Forester
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Subaru Forester, Fuel System, Fuel System, SUV
#47 of 52 Re: fuel smell in warm weather [smellsbad]
Oct 11, 2010 (6:40 pm)
I was wondering if you've discovered more about what's causing your gasoline smell. We have a 2002 Forester that has a similar strong fuel smell on the passenger side of the car (near the rear wheel) after we drive the car for a while. It doesn't matter what temperature it is. The smoke machine didn't find leaks in our system either.
#49 of 52 Anybody get a concrete answer on the issues here?
Jan 12, 2011 (2:35 pm)
I was just wondering if anyone got any concrete answers to the exhaust / fuel smell issues...
#50 of 52 Re: Anybody get a concrete answer on the issues here? [jstockman]
Jan 12, 2011 (7:21 pm)
"I was just wondering if anyone got any concrete answers to the exhaust / fuel smell issues..."
What more do you want on the subject of a fuel smell from the rear passenger area?
Now an exhaust smell is another subject not presented by the original poster. Do you have both issues?
#51 of 52 Gas Smell 03 Forester
Jan 24, 2013 (6:34 am)
After temp went to 15 deg F I started getting a gas smell also
I also periodically get a code for my emission system
Says gas cap lose
There is prob a hose cracked somewhere causing both problems?
#52 of 52 Re: Gas Smell 03 Forester [jenkinskg]
Jan 28, 2013 (12:27 pm)
I have the fuel smell come and go in my 2001 Outback. Typically its a slightly loose connection to the fuel filter. The cold weather causes a little shrink. This last time I tightened the hose clamps myself. Not sure if that solved it or not since the next day was warmer, but the fuel smell was gone. I've never noticed actual leaking gas in the 3 or 4 times its happened over the years.