Originally Posted by NyteRyda
it is possible. since the fuel pump sits right under your rear seat.
yeah but it is sealed tightly. so odors wouldn't seep thru. When my fuel pump failed I never rememebered an odor before it failed.
Anyway...change your fuel filter. That is the intersection in the fuel line where it is easy to get clogged up and fuel leaking or hissing out. The fuel is pressured at that point so it would NOT be dribbling out in a constant flowing or dripping, but hissing or spraying out, thus creating an odor.
fuel filters are one of those things we forget to change (i think it's 30,000 miles intervals) and this is what tends to happen.
A new filter is $16-$19 at the dealership and labor to change it shouldn't be more than $30.
Also, I would get a fuel injection system cleaning as well (about $40 labor at the oil change place)