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#8 of 24 Gas smell / noisy exhaust
Nov 01, 2011 (10:26 am)
We recently purchased a used 2004 Chevy Trailblazer EXT, 2WD. We've had the vehicle about a month and have now noticed a strong gas smell coming in through the vents. The smell seems stronger when the vehicle is just sitting and we have just put gas in the tank. We have also noticed that the exhaust just keeps getting louder. It seems to be the loudest when sitting in the front, passenger seat. Any ideas on what this could be? I see in the past that there was a recall (in one of the states that I live in). Does this recall ever expire or will the dealership always pay for this repair? Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. Thank you!
#9 of 24 Re: Gas smell / noisy exhaust [gordon102711]
Nov 01, 2011 (11:45 am)
We can look into the recall information on your vehicle for you. Please email Christina with your VIN and she can give you precisely whether or not this recall affected your vehicle and any parameters.
GM Customer Service
#10 of 24 Re: Gas smell / noisy exhaust [gmcustsvc]
Nov 01, 2011 (11:53 am)
Sorry for the stupid question (I'm new to this), but who is Christina and how do I email her?
#11 of 24 Re: Gas smell / noisy exhaust [gordon102711]
Nov 01, 2011 (12:13 pm)
Donít worry Ė itís not a stupid question! Christina is the customer service representative who typically helps the users of the Edmunds forum. You can email her at socialmediagm.com
GM Customer Service
#12 of 24 04 trailblazer gas smell
Nov 26, 2011 (6:51 am)
I too have a smell of gas coming from somewhere under the truck. A code can up for p0128 but that is for Thermo temp and should have nithng to do with the smell. If I take off the air cleaner I get a real strong odor of fuel. Any suggestions?
#13 of 24 Re: 04 trailblazer gas smell [kurt18]
Nov 27, 2011 (5:19 pm)
On mine the fuel pump canister on the top of the fuel tank had rusted out. At 1st no leak was apparent by a puddle on the ground only the odor and I thought the fuel cap might have been defective. After about 2 weeks drips on the ground became noticeable. I understand this is a common condition especially if the vehicle is operated in northern states and winter conditions where roads are heavily salted. In my case this was covered under the emissions control warranty which is over and above the standard warranty, 80K miles if I remember correctly. If this applies to you you may have to dispute this with your dealer as they don't seem to always offer this info. The cost of the job can run in the $600 - $800 range if I remember correctly. Good luck!
#14 of 24 04 Trailblazer, Gas smell/noisy Exhasust/1&2 ignition coils keeps going out
Jul 11, 2012 (5:10 am)
I have replaced all 6 of the ignition coils in my truck at least twice now, but I'm having to replace the number 1 and 2, constantly, my truck will run for a month tops, and then the smell starts getting stronger, the exhaust gets louder, and one of the ignition coils has went out. Has anyone else had a problem with their ignition coils.
#15 of 24 Re: 04 Trailblazer, Gas smell/noisy Exhasust/1&2 ignition coils keeps going out [justjaye]
Jul 22, 2012 (10:45 pm)
yes, I have been having this problem w/ my 03 chevy trailblazer, ignition coils needs to be replaced also the smell of asoline is unbearable
#16 of 24 Re: Gas smell / noisy exhaust [gmcustsvc]
Nov 24, 2012 (1:04 pm)
I have the gas smell and found a notice for it saying it was covered to 150,000 miles, but amazingly my VIN is only covered to 120,000 miles. I have 121,768. GM sucks. Why are cars covered for different mileage amounts?
#17 of 24 Re: Gas smell / noisy exhaust [dhazlett]
Nov 25, 2012 (9:56 am)
If you would like for us to get you more information on this program or check into this further with you, please send us more information via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your preferred dealership with your inquiry).
Sarah, GM Customer Service