My car has a very strong odor of gasoline when it starts up. The odor will go away after about 5 minutes of having the car running, but will come back if the car sits idle, like at a stop light or in heavy traffic. This just started about two weeks ago. I don't know if this contributes to the problem, but the car also runs hot if it sits idle. If I am stuck in traffic my car temperature will start to rise rapidly but will go back down if I begin to move again. Could the gasoline odor cause the car to catch on fire? Please help if you have any information.
have the same problem?
Monday, May 18th, 2009 AT 8:48 AM