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  1. Smell Gas Inside When Car Starts

    Engine and Drivetrain
    I have a 2009 Jeep Patriot Sport with 125K. I get a strong smell of gas at startup that disappears quickly. I do not smell it again. no evidence of gas leak as I filed tank up yesterday at 12 noon and after driving 75 miles this morning, I have barely used any gas. Guage is more then halfway...
  2. Source of HVAC funk found; how do I fix it?

    For the past few weeks I've had problems with a musty, somewhat dead-animal smell coming out of my air vents, but only occasionally. At first I thought it was my homemade cabin air filter, so I took that out, but I still got the smell at times (though there was no sign of any dead critters in...
  3. Smell of Gas in Cabin when you fill up ???

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Has anyone else had the problem of after filling up you get back in the car and you have a strong smell of gas inside the cabin? The first time it happened I thought I had gas on my hands, the second time I thought I had stepped in gas at the gas station. Today, I made special care to not get...
  4. Fluid that smells like Grape Bubble Gum

    Engine and Drivetrain
    Maybe watermelon, more like grape, dealer says no leaks, yet I get a sweet smell like grape gum coming from under the car when its running and through the vents after I turn it off and turn it right back on.. Thoughts of what would smell like this?? Brake Fluid?
  5. Smell of Watermelon Bubble Gum Coming Through Vents & RADIATOR!

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Yes you read that right. I just had my oil changed at the dealership and got a 100% checklist that all fludis and shocks etc were fine. Now I notice when I turn the car off and then turn it back on a few minutes later, I get a strange indiscribable realy smell coming through the vents. It doesnt...