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Q: Fuel smell inside my car

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I detect a fuel smell inside my car

This could be a sign of a liquid fuel leak or a fuel vapor leak. In either case, there is a danger of an engine fire. I recommend having a trained technician such as one from YourMechanic take a look at your vehicle to detect where the smell is coming from and ensure that the problem is repaired properly.

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