A fuel leak may occur on your Chevrolet Cruze. If this were the case, it is imperative to remedy it as soon as possible. You should know that an accident could quite possibly happen quickly if the smallest spark came close. However, don’t panic. If you comply with the safety instructions, nothing will happen to you. You should also note that the smell of the gasoline is very strong and be smelled all around your Chevrolet Cruze, but it is often 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 Chevrolet Cruze to the roadworthiness test, this situation would lead to a refusal of validation).
If you have already sorted out the problem but the smell persist, we invite you to follow this link to an article explaining “how to remove the gasoline smell from your Chevrolet Cruze”.
Different steps to get you to safety in case of a fuel leak on your Chevrolet Cruze:
If you are driving, stop as soon as possible to stop your Chevrolet Cruze’s engine.
Each passenger must get out and move away from the vehicle.
If you are at a standstill, keep an eye out for those around you. Are you in a restricted space, such as a garage? Try to aerate as much as possible. Do not switch on the light if you can.
Do not smoke, or do any action that could create a spark. Any electronic equipment should also be avoided. (Mobile phone nearby your Chevrolet Cruze).
You’ve secured as much of the area as you can. In the future, you will have to visually examine your Chevrolet Cruze.
If you can, wait about ten minutes before proceeding, this will enable the engine to cool down, and also the potential leak to leave remains on the ground, making it less difficult to locate.
If you have the equipment, elevate your Chevrolet Cruze, using a jack or candle if you have to inspect below.
The tank is located at the rear of your Chevrolet Cruze, 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 not any 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 Chevrolet Cruze.
If you have discovered 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 straightaway, while a diesel vehicle must be heated before it ignites.
If you have not noticed any leaks from your Chevrolet Cruze’s tank, they may come from the fuel filter. It may be loose or simply broken. It is urged 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 Chevrolet Cruze 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 perhaps be necessary to have the full exhaust system overhauled, which must be ageing.
If your Chevrolet Cruze 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 Chevrolet Cruze, you must now look to the engine compartment and the different parts that make it up.
Keep an eye on the hose connections with the fuel filter, as mentioned 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 Chevrolet Cruze.
Conclusion on your Chevrolet Cruze that smells gasoline
As you have noticed in this article, it is necessary to take certain safety measures before taking action. Don’t take any unnecessary risks.
For most repairs, it takes professional labour.
Then, we recommend that you regularly maintain your Chevrolet Cruze to avoid this kind of situation and in a larger sense any possible failure. Some breakdowns are clearly due to the wear and tear of time and therefore inevitable.
If you have any additional questions about the Chevrolet Cruze, do not hesitate to consult our Chevrolet Cruze category.