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I can smell gas outside my 2012 escape xlt when I park. No

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I can smell gas outside my 2012 escape xlt when I park. No smell on inside.
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Customer: thats about it, my gas milage hasn't changed and no warnings on the display.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ironmike replied 1 year ago.
greetings, is the check engine light on? do you notice the smell more after filling up?
Expert:  Ironmike replied 1 year ago.
I will check for any bulletins
Expert:  Ironmike replied 1 year ago.
there is a recall for the 2013 escapes for a fuel line leaking. I would call the dealer and see if your vehicle is included, they do expand the vehicles involved in recalls and TSB'S.
Expert:  Ironmike replied 1 year ago.
They do have other recalls on these vehicles and I have done a few of them . I would not drive the vehicle because it could go on fire.
Expert:  Ironmike replied 1 year ago.
I would not drive ,at least before verification If this vehicle is included in the fuel line recall. There are other things that could cause a fuel smell that would not be as dangerous. The vehicle has an evaporative emissions system that recovers fuel vapor and stores it, there could be a fault in that system. Let me know if the check engine light is on and if you can get the vehicle checked for any stored trouble codes. most parts places will check for codes for free. You could look under the hood and under the back of the vehicle to see if there are signs of fuel leaking, just to safe.