Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Thousand Oaks, California
2010 JK Fuel odor after 1 -2 hours on trail at low speeds
I have noticed a fuel odor at the back of the Jeep after being on a trail for 1 to 2 hours at low speeds. I assume this due to evaporative system not being able to purge the charcoal canister due to low vehicle speeds.
I do not have a check engine light, no codes and no known problems. As soon as I leave the trail and return to highway speeds the order stops. The fuel cap is good and seals properly to the filler neck. The canister is well protected by a skidplate. I do not top off the fuel tank. Fuel level is about 1/2 to 3/4 when I am on the trail and have noticed the gasoline odor.
Does this seem normal? Anyone else noticed this condition?