Gas smell when car is on 2003 subaru

subaru
forester

#1

I smell gas in this freezing cold when my 2003 subaru is on. Is it safe to drive it to work today?


#2

This is a known phenomenon in cold weather on Foresters of that era.
The dealership is familiar with it and can provide the fix, which involves replacing certain clamps on the fuel lines.


#3

Not sure which Subaru you own however there is a recall in salty states for 2002/2003 WRX to correct this. It is common on Subaru till about 2003 and usually as stated before the fuel lines/connctions needing to be clamped down. You can drive to work, maybe crack a window.