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I have a pristine 2002 with 82,000 miles on it. It has been maintained by the dealer, and maintained properly. I was on reserve yesterday…until the low fuel warning. I filled up. Today has been fine until I got into the car to come home tonight….the interior stunk like gas. I got home and opened the hood, and the smell was really strong.

What could be wrong? I parked outside, so that the fumes didn't fill up the garage.


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did you overfill and get a splash around the fuel door and entry hoses?

Not install fuel cap and click it down fully?

Gasket shot on fuel cap?

Lay down some plain paper under the car near the fuel door and see if any dripping when car id idling.

You are wise to keep car outside until this is sorted.

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