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I smell gas very strongly.

Hi. There was a recall back in 2012 for over 40,000 GM vehicles with a potential fuel leak. The source of the leak is a cracked port on the fuel pump module. There have been confirmed failures of the module on your vehicle as well, even though it was not part of the recall. Of course, there are dozens of other reasons for your fuel odor, so I suggest you have a professional inspect for leaks in other areas of the vehicle. Get this done as soon as possible, since fuel leaks can be dangerous.

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