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Gas smell in cabin following hard acceleration


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Hi there, 

I recently bought a 2015 Lexus GX 460. It has 110k miles on it  I've noticed a strong gas smell in the cabin following any hard acceleration (e.g., getting up to highway speed after a stop). The smells leaves after about 15-30 seconds. Does this mean there may be something else wrong with the car or is this not a big deal? If it's not a big deal, I can definitely live with this.

Thank you,


This topic was modified 3 months ago 2 times by Rob7
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You definitely want to have this looked at by a mechanic. You don’t want to be inhaling potentially toxic exhaust fumes.

Any other symptoms (bad gas mileage, loud exhaust noise, wet spots underneath the vehicle without the AC running?