Gas Smell When A/C Is On Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
108,466 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2000 Pontiac Grand Am fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2000 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 112011

Grand Am GT1 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,500 miles


When I would turn my AC on in the summer time, I would have a strong smell of gas. I had a look under my hood and tried to pinpoint the issue. It was weird that you would smell gasoline if the start of the problem was in the engine and then it would go backwards into the AC vent and inside my car. I'm not sure if I fixed it by emptying the anitfreeze and replacing it or me just not giving a sh*t and let someone fix it and not realize I paid them to fix GMs crap.

- , Louisville, KY, US

problem #2

Nov 272006

(reported on)

Grand Am SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

I just replaced my battery one month ago. Last week I noticed my car took three attempts to start. The next day, it wouldn't start - it just clicked when I turned the key (starter?). At the garage, they were able to start it - of course - but also believe it's the starter. At another garage, they got the engine to turn over but it wouldn't actually start. They had to crank it many times and finally let it just rest a bit. They said the starter is fine, but my security wiring needs to be replaced. A third garage thinks it's the starter as well as another problem. After all this, I filled my gas tank, and haven't had a problem since. Now, however, my car smells strongly like gas when I accelerate or turn on the air. Any ideas???

- , Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 232006

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • 98,899 miles

Is definately annoying going to work smelling like gas..... feels like I get high off of it..

- , Mesa, AZ, US

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