I am wondering whether my Accent has a problem with its evap recovery
system or something. Under very hot external conditions - especially
with significant changes in altitude - I walked near the back of the car
on the driver's side and can detect a significant odor of gasoline. No
dripping or anything.
One occurrence was while driving cross country from Texas to Arizona
while in New Mexico but I didn't note the altitude issue. The latest
occurrence was twice while driving from Tucson AZ up a road in a
National Park where the elevation changes from 2600 Ft to 6000 ft above
sea level over the course of about 20 minutes. After parking for a
while at a location that was 8000 ft (had dinner) on the trip back down
I noticed the fuel smell again. I could see where the altitude change
would cause a pressure change and require either the intake or output of
some air. Given that it is probably tied to an altitude change I wonder
what I should ask the dealer to check for (under warranty).