• Tiny
  • calliouh
  • 2004 Hyundai Sonata

Smells problem
2004 Hyundai Sonata 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles

When I start the car and when I stop at a stop light, I need to shut off the fan for the heat, air or fresh air because I start to smell gas fumes and then when I take off it the gas smell is horrible for about a block. I have taken it to 2 mechanics and the dealer with no luck. Recently, I also had difficulty getting the gas cap off, it was "vapor locked" I guess on. I had to get a rag out to get extra leverage.

Any ideas?

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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 8:15 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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If you smell it in the car, chances are there is a problem under the hood. Have they cecked injectors, fuel lines? Also, have they checked the charcoal canister to see if there is a leak there?

Has the check engine light come on?

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Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 10:41 AM

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