Gas smell in cabin/2016 Honda Accord

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Asked by May 22, 2017 at 01:23 PM about the 2016 Honda Accord EX-L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I get an intermittent STRONG gas smell in the cabin of my car.  It has happened about 7 times since I bought it brand new in 1/16. There is no rhyme or reason to it.  I keep my gas cap tight. It can be in traffic, out in the country, with recirc on or off.  I can have a/c or heat on or off or w/windows open.  I brought it in to dealership, they had it up on the lift for 2 hours and said they can't duplicate it so they can't keep it or give me a rental.  I only have 11k on it b/c it's scary and dangerous!  I've been ready to jump out into traffic numerous times. Now, my right side passenger window won't open from the driver side controls.  I'm thinking I may have a lemon and told the guy I want to give it back.  I paid 28k for a car that may blow up!!  Anyone else have the gas problem?

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I have the same problem. When I lean over the engine compartment, I can smell it on the passenger side of the engine right at the PCV valve area. The cabin air intake is in close proximity of that area. In my humble opinion, I believe it is a design flaw. The dealer gave me a run around as well.

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Thank you so much for answering! At least I'm not alone, but sorry you have the same problem. Do you think it's dangerous? Is there a fix? Like you, I get the same smell when I open my hood as well. The Honda mechanics put their heads together and concluded that the smell is b/c I had my engine cleaned. I said I didn't have it cleaned with gas. I asked the manager if he'd let his wife drive in it and he said no! Are you keeping your car or selling it? I want to sell mine before it blows up and so glad I'm not a smoker.

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