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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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2017 has a fuel leak

Hey everyone, I have a 7 month old 2017 touring with about 9000 miles on it. We just got back home from a trip to the store and upon opening the drivers door was hit with a strong odor of gas. A small drip was noticed under the car. I have a lift and put it up in the air and the entire gas tank circumference was wet and several drops per second leaking from one corner. Appears to be from the top, maybe a fuel pump or return line leaking. Has anyone else had this issue?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 10:37 PM
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Nope, take it to the dealer immediately. Do not drive past Go. Warranty repair.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2018, 02:35 PM
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I hesitate to ask this question because you sound like an experienced mechanic so please don't take offense. Is it possible that someone overfilled the tank (e.g. topping off) such that gasoline spilled into the cavity around the filler pipe and is slowly leaking out. This happened to me once in a different vehicle and I learned my lesson about topping off (never again). Most likely your leak diagnosis is the correct one but I had to mention this possibility.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2018, 04:03 PM
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Arthur- that's the first thing I thought of. That is the simplest explanation and most likely, although not the only.


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