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    Question Gasoline smell in cabin of 2014 ELR when gas engine kicks in.???

    When my gas engine kicks in lately, there is strong gasoline smell in cabin thru a/c.
    lso. has anyone replaced their 2014 grille with the 2016 version. My orig is cracked and need to replace. Also I have Adaptive cruise.

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    Re: Gasoline smell in cabin of 2014 ELR when gas engine kicks in.???

    Have you opened the hood to look/smell for gasoline leaks ?

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    Re: Gasoline smell in cabin of 2014 ELR when gas engine kicks in.???

    Yes, look for the leak. Take it to the dealer.

    Yes, the 16 grille can be used.

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    Re: Gasoline smell in cabin of 2014 ELR when gas engine kicks in.???

    The last owner who submitted a thread complaining of a strong gasoline smell never posted back. You can draw your own conclusions. . .

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    Re: Gasoline smell in cabin of 2014 ELR when gas engine kicks in.???

    In both my Volt and ELR, I've noticed a hot/burning kind of smell when the engine runs. I very rarely use the engine (97% EV usage), so when it does run, there's a lot of road grime, dirt, and dust built up on the engine and exhaust system. If that's what you're smelling, you're probably fine.

    If it's really a fuel smell, though, I'd definitely get your dealer to take a close look. It could be something to do with the evaporative emissions canister (in the rear fender) or something else fuel related. You definitely shouldn't be smelling fuel!
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    Re: Gasoline smell in cabin of 2014 ELR when gas engine kicks in.???

    Quote Originally Posted by ccclarke View Post
    The last owner who submitted a thread complaining of a strong gasoline smell never posted back. You can draw your own conclusions. . .
    Gasoline smell and we never heard back ... I am wondering what conclusion should I draw??

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    Re: Gasoline smell in cabin of 2014 ELR when gas engine kicks in.???

    My gas smell was a cracked oil filler pipe and Cap. Since they replaced it at dealer with a new design, I have not had any problems at all with the smell.

    Does anyone have the step by step for installing 2016 grille (w adaptive cruise) on a 2014 ELR's. Pictures as well?
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    Re: Gasoline smell in cabin of 2014 ELR when gas engine kicks in.???

    They said the gas smell was blow back from engine and came out thru will filler crack.

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    Re: Gasoline smell in cabin of 2014 ELR when gas engine kicks in.???

    Glad to hear they found and fixed the issue!

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