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Fuel Fumes are filling our Garage!

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I'm highly concerned about a problem I'm having with my 2000 Odyssey. As the gas levels get lower, the smell of gasoline proliferates from my van. If the tank is less than 1/4 full, then the air is so thick it's almost unbearable.

I've had the van in for service, but they said that a system pressure check showed there was no leak in the fuel system. Yet there is no vacuum suction noise when removing the gas cap for fueling.

I'm afraid of the health hazards this condition could cause, but don't know what to do given that the dealership found no problem.

Anyone had similar problems? ANYONE have any suggestions about what the problem could be or what to have the dealership do?
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The dealer should have devices that can sniff for gas fumes, and can tell you how high the concentrations are. Just have him drop by your house one morning when you know the tank is low and it's sat overnight in the closed garage.

Reason number 2 why I don't buy houses with attached garages.
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">1992 Civic LX, Dark Red (154k miles, anyone want to buy it, runs great!)</font>
The problem is, it's not worth nearly as much to someone else as it is to you, who knows everything about it.

So you either dump it or else keep it. Many are the cars that, in retrospect, I should've kept...

(Doesn't it make you hate Hondas? "Yeah, I'd really love that WRX, but the damn Civic just keeps going and going and going and going and going and going....")
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