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#1 Old 12-13-2012, 03:53 PM
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Gas smells in 2012 Murano SV,

Hello all, I'm a new member living in Toronto. I bought a 2012 Murano SV in March and on cold days, I can smell gas in and around the vehicle during warmup in the morning, it usually goes away once I start driving. Sometimes I can smell gas a little bit during driving too. I'm taking it to the dealer for the first time since the purchase. Could the problem be covered under the standard/extended warranty? I'd like to get some ideas on possible causes in case dealership tries to trick me. Thanks in advance.
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I know what you're talking about. I've observed the same smell in winters in every car I've owned. murano, acura TL and maxima. I think it is because the engine is cold and the gas doesn't burn efficiently. I could be wrong
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I know what you're talking about. I've observed the same smell in winters in every car I've owned. murano, acura TL and maxima. I think it is because the engine is cold and the gas doesn't burn efficiently. I could be wrong
So you think it's normal?
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It's nothing to worry about.

The VQ is programed to run rich at start-up. On top of that, the cats do not operate properly until they are sufficiently warmed up.
So what you are experiencing is normal.

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It's nothing to worry about.

The VQ is programed to run rich at start-up. On top of that, the cats do not operate properly until they are sufficiently warmed up.
So what you are experiencing is normal.

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Thanks a lot. I did an oil change today and the air filter is very dirty. I changed it and maybe that would fix the problem.
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Thanks a lot. I did an oil change today and the air filter is very dirty. I changed it and maybe that would fix the problem.

For me it is normal and I wouldn't worry about it...
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