A fuel leak may very well occur on your Audi Q3. If this were the case, it is imperative to remedy it as soon as possible. You should be aware that an accident could certainly happen quickly if the slightest spark came close. However, don’t panic. If you comply with the safety instructions, nothing will happen to you. You should also know that the smell of the gasoline is very strong and be smelled all around your Audi Q3, but it could be a micro oozing without gravity.

In this article we will take you step by step to put in place the security measures and also try to find the fuel leak.
(Note that if you were about to take your Audi Q3 to the roadworthiness test, this situation would lead to a refusal of validation).

If you have already sorted out the problem but the smell remains, we invite you to follow this link to an article explaining “how to remove the gasoline smell from your Audi Q3”.smells-like-gasoline-audi-q3

Different procedures to get you to safety in case of a fuel leak on your Audi Q3:

If you are driving, stop as soon as possible to stop your Audi Q3’s engine.
Each passenger must exit and move away from the vehicle.

If you are at a standstill, watch out for those around you. Are you in a restrained space, such as a garage? Try to aerate as much as possible. Do not turn on the light if you can.

Do not smoke, or do any action that could create a spark. Any electronic equipment should also be eliminated. (Mobile phone nearby your Audi Q3).

You’ve secured as much of the area as you can. From now on, you will have to visually examine your Audi Q3.

If you can, wait about ten minutes before proceeding, this will allow the engine to cool down, and also the potential leak to leave remains on the ground, making it less difficult to detect.

If you have the equipment, raise your Audi Q3, working with a jack or candle if you have to take a look at below.

The tank is located at the rear of your Audi Q3, it is the first spot to be checked.

Inspect the hoses that come out of the engine. (Small black pipes). Look for traces of small cuts, particular openings.
In most cases, the fuel tank is pierced.
If your vehicle is no longer recent, it is likely. If, on the other hand, you bought it new recently, it may not be the case unless you have had an accident with your Audi Q3.

If you have spotted the leak, you need go to the garage. Only take your vehicle if it is a very small leak. If you have any worries, call him.

It is more dangerous with a gasoline vehicle that would ignite directly, whereas a diesel vehicle must be heated before it ignites.

If you have not noticed any leaks from your Audi Q3’s tank, they may come from the fuel filter. It may be loose or simply damaged. It is suggested not to do this kind of manipulation by yourself, if you think it comes from there, call a garage.

In any other case, check your filter cartridge. Its task is to limit exhaust gases on your Audi Q3 by burning them in order to protect the environment. If this one were out of order, you would smell fuel. If this were the case, it would most likely be necessary to have the full exhaust system overhauled, which must be ageing.
If your Audi Q3 is an older model, and you have a carburetor, it may be questioned. Logically, you should have an electronic injection system and the failure should not come from there.

If you have not yet identified the failure so far on your Audi Q3, you must now turn to the engine compartment and the multiple parts that make it up.

Monitor the hose connections with the fuel filter, as i have said above, the condition of the fuel filter.
Otherwise, inspect the pipes leading to the common rail of the injectors (indirect injection) or to the HP pump (direct injection),
and finally, the injector seals of your Audi Q3.

Conclusion on your Audi Q3 that smells gasoline

As you have seen in this article, it is important to take certain safety measures before taking action. Don’t take any unnecessary risks.
For most repairs, it necessitates professional labour.
Then, we recommend that you regularly maintain your Audi Q3 to counteract this kind of situation and in a broader sense any possible failure. Some breakdowns are obviously due to the wear and tear of time and therefore unavoidable.

In the event that you have any further questions about the Audi Q3, do not hesitate to consult our Audi Q3 category.