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Old 09-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Raw Gas Smell

I have a 2008 XLR. After I park I can smell raw fuel. After a day or so I can no longer smell it in the garage. I have an appointment to have it checked so I thought if anyone else has a problem I can let the dealer know.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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Several of us have had these symptoms.

--In my case, it turned out to be a crack in one of the gas tanks. There is a TSB covering this and because it's a safety issue, was repaired (out of warranty) by my dealer.

Please let us know what you find out.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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The dealer found a crack in one of the gas tanks. Since it is still under warrenty it will be fixed with a free loaner. It took for the gas tanks to be full for the dealer to find the problem. New gas tank ordered.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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Several of us have had these symptoms.

--In my case, it turned out to be a crack in one of the gas tanks. There is a TSB covering this and because it's a safety issue, was repaired (out of warranty) by my dealer.

Please let us know what you find out.

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cc do you have the tsb for this problem? and thanks for all your useful info.to the xlr world.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #5
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You're welcome!

The GM Document ID is 2519705 but the document title is "10150 - Special Coverage Adjustment - Fuel Tank Quick Connector Leak."

It covers 2004 XLRs within the following VIN breakpoints: 45600796 through 45602844.

It also lists all the parts that may need replacement, like the fuel tanks, hoses, gaskets, Aux Fuel Feed and Return pipes. But tank replacement is the most likely fix for this problem.

GM sent letters out in August 2010 warning owners of the potential fuel odor leak and to bring their cars in if they started smelling gas. So it isn't a recall as much as a warning. The problem will be fixed for no charge within ten years of the age of the vehicle or 100k miles, whichever comes first.

Hope this helps!

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #6
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Same as above happened to me. Once you fill the tank, it seems to put pressure on the tank and it really smells. Do not park it in a garage. Look under the car and you will see the stain behind the seat on the pan.
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