Drove in late mid-June 2013 from Portland (OR) to Yosemite (CA). During the first 8 days of the roas trip no problem going up and down the mountains (highest at 7,000 feet).
On day 9 driving leaving Reno (NV) on the steep highway a strong fresh gasoline smell start coming into the car. Not sure if through the vents or from the outside since windows were rolled-down (too hot outside). We were not using the A/C.
The fresh gasoline odor persisted during a couple of miles. Stopped to check. Open the hood and the smell was coming from the front somewhere in there.
The smell became intermittent but slowly changed from fresh gasoline to just really bad smell. Also its intensity decreased but was still very noticeable. Made it to Portland (OR) alive. Dealer has not checked it yet but already claimed over th ephone it is normal. I do not understand how such a strong smell of fresh gasoline and hours of lingering foul smell can be normal. I am 51 years old and have been driving for many years around high and low country on very long road trips. No car ever did this to me. Even went to the Canadian Rockies! That is as high or more than Yosemite or Reno! Therefore, how can such a discomfort and toxic exposure be normal?
Please enlight me.
have the same problem?
Monday, June 24th, 2013 AT 6:20 PM