The car has been sitting for quite some time, probably 3 months, and I've searched and went over what some key points to look for I cannot find a visual of gasoline anywhere. I've taken the car in for the fuel sensor gasket recall and looked to see if I had a leaking injector o - ring, the smell is too strong to even attempt to drive, any inputs?
I had this happen a few months ago. Took it to a local shop, and they said gas was leaking from the tube that feeds fuel from the drivers side of the engine to the passenger side. The dealer had removed the motor not too long before to fix a leaking timing chain gasket. I brought it back to the dealer and they fixed it for free, since the leak was caused by a bad gasket that they had messed with when they pulled the motor.
There are other things that can cause fuel leaks, but if you've had any work done where the motor was pulled (which I'm told dealers often do) it's something to think about.
Hey guys, I have 2010 IS250 59000 miles and have a gas smell that started today after it had been sitting for three days, the smell seems to go away after a few miles down the road. The smell is just inside the car, no smell under the hood or no leaks on the garage floor, any ideas? Thanks in advance.
If you continue to have this smell, I'd park it until you have a fix for it. From the few threads like this I've read, there have been fuel lines from the tank replaced and lines in the engine bay replaced. Of course you have different seals and gaskets that could go bad over time too.
I think i figured out the gas smell on mine, my wife had just filled the car up with gas the day before we started smelling it inside, I think she over filled it and some gas from the over fill tube leaked out and the smell got inside the car. I drove it this week end and smell is gone, i told her after the first click when at the pump stop and don't add anymore.