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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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gas-like odor coming from air vents

I've had my terrain for almost 2 months now and recently I've noticed a gas-like odor coming from the air vents. It doesn't happen often and when it does it only lasts about 10 secs, but that's concerning to me. Anyone have the same issue or know what that might be? I've emailed by dealership and await their response. I have a 2011 SLE-2 V6 AWD. Thanks!!
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I've had my terrain for almost 2 months now and recently I've noticed a gas-like odor coming from the air vents. It doesn't happen often and when it does it only lasts about 10 secs, but that's concerning to me. Anyone have the same issue or know what that might be? I've emailed by dealership and await their response. I have a 2011 SLE-2 V6 AWD. Thanks!!
If it were me, I'd phone the service department ASAP. A gas smell is never good. If there is a leak inside the engine area, it could be very serious to have leaking gasoline around an engine.

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Re: gas-like odor coming from air vents

I strongly encourage you to take your vehicle directly to your dealership to be diagnosed. Please keep us posted when the issue has been taken care of.

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I've had my terrain for almost 2 months now and recently I've noticed a gas-like odor coming from the air vents. It doesn't happen often and when it does it only lasts about 10 secs, but that's concerning to me. Anyone have the same issue or know what that might be? I've emailed by dealership and await their response. I have a 2011 SLE-2 V6 AWD. Thanks!!
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Re: gas-like odor coming from air vents

So I brought the vehicle in to get checked out, but they could not find anything wrong with it. I was told there were no fuel stains on or around the engine and that they ran some tests and turned on my vents, but could not duplicate the odor. I was advised to circulate the air in the cabin cause maybe outside air was being pulled in. I'll try that and see if the problem goes away. I'm still skeptical cause even if I'm bringing in outside air, wouldn't I smell other odors? I'm only smelling gas, which is very specific. But we'll see what happens.
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You're not alone...I get that every once in a while too.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-07-2011, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Caron,

Maybe it's something worth noting that this is not an isolated issue. Now that someone else has the problem, I'm pretty sure it's not cause we're both pulling in outside air that smells like gas.
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Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will be sure to keep an eye out for any further information that may pertain to your situation.

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Hey Caron,

Maybe it's something worth noting that this is not an isolated issue. Now that someone else has the problem, I'm pretty sure it's not cause we're both pulling in outside air that smells like gas.
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I've had my terrain for almost 2 months now and recently I've noticed a gas-like odor coming from the air vents. It doesn't happen often and when it does it only lasts about 10 secs, but that's concerning to me. Anyone have the same issue or know what that might be? I've emailed by dealership and await their response. I have a 2011 SLE-2 V6 AWD. Thanks!!
I also have had mine a little over two months.The other day my wife and I were sitting in it parked curbside,motor running windows closed with air conditioning on.The car filled with a very strong gasoline smell so bad I first looked at mt gas gauge feeling gas must be pouring out.I put my face up to the vent and gas smell was very intense.I opened all windows and I guess a few moments later the smell was gone.There was no way this smell was comming from the outside air as there was no traffic anywhere around.Please let me know if you find anything out.I also am getting 17.7 MPG.I just came out of the dealership with a cam phasor problem last week.

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I had a gas leak on the discharge side of the high pressure pump. Gas was dripping on the block. GM replaced my pump to fix it.

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Re: gas-like odor coming from air vents

gqnel, you describe EXACTLY the issue I'm having with my 2011 Equinox...did you ever diagnose and / or resolve it? My local service team (who get an A for their effort) cannot determine the source. They've replaced the high-pressue fuel pump and a pinion (sp?) seal they thought was leaking onto th exhause to no avail. This has become very frustrating, and, sounds like it is NOT an isolated incident. Any insight you can give is appreiated.
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