A fuel leak may very well happen on your Mazda CX 9. If this were the case, it is imperative to solve it as soon as possible. You should be aware that an accident could happen quickly if the slightest spark came close. However, don’t panic. If you conform with the safety instructions, nothing will happen to you. You should also note that the smell of the gasoline is very strong and be smelled all around your Mazda CX 9, but it is often a micro oozing without gravity.

In this article we will take you detail by detail to set up the security measures and also try to recognise the fuel leak.
(Note that if you were about to take your Mazda CX 9 to the roadworthiness test, this situation would lead to a refusal of validation).

If you have already sorted out the problem but the smell remains, we invite you to follow this link to an article explaining “how to remove the gasoline smell from your Mazda CX 9”.


Different steps to get you to safety in case of a fuel leak on your Mazda CX 9:

If you are driving, stop as soon as possible to stop your Mazda CX 9’s engine.
Each passenger must get out and move far away from the vehicle.

If you are at a standstill, keep an eye out for those around you. Are you in a confined space, such as a garage? Try to aerate as much as possible. Do not switch on the light if you can.

Do not smoke, or do any action that could create a spark. Any electronic equipment should also be eliminated. (Mobile phone nearby your Mazda CX 9).

You’ve secured as much of the area as you can. In the future, you will have to visually inspect your Mazda CX 9.

If you can, wait about ten minutes before proceeding, this will allow the engine to cool down, and also the potential leak to leave traces on the ground, making it easier to locate.

If you have the equipment, elevate your Mazda CX 9, using a jack or candle if you have to inspect below.

The tank is located at the rear of your Mazda CX 9, it is the first area to be checked.

Inspect the hoses that emerge from the engine. (Small black pipes). Look for traces of small cuts, distinct openings.
In most cases, the fuel tank is pierced.
If your vehicle is not anymore recent, it is likely. If, on the other hand, you bought it new recently, it may not be the case unless you have had an accident with your Mazda CX 9.

If you have spotted the leak, you ought to go to the garage. Only take your vehicle if it is a very small leak. If you have any worries, call him.

It is more dangerous with a gasoline vehicle that would ignite straightaway, whereas a diesel vehicle must be heated before it ignites.

If you have not observed any leaks from your Mazda CX 9’s tank, they may come from the fuel filter. It may be loose or simply damaged. It is suggested not to do this kind of manipulation by yourself, if you think it comes from there, call a garage.

Otherwise, check your filter cartridge. Its task is to limit exhaust gases on your Mazda CX 9 by burning them in order to protect the environment. If this one were out of order, you would smell fuel. If this were the case, it would probably be necessary to have the entire exhaust system overhauled, which must be ageing.
If your Mazda CX 9 is an older model, and you have a carburetor, it may be questioned. Logically, you should have an electronic injection system and the failure should not come from there.

If you have not yet discovered the failure so far on your Mazda CX 9, you must now look to the engine compartment and the various parts that make it up.

Keep an eye on the hose connections with the fuel filter, as mentioned above, the condition of the fuel filter.
Otherwise, examine the pipes leading to the common rail of the injectors (indirect injection) or to the HP pump (direct injection),
and finally, the injector seals of your Mazda CX 9.

Conclusion on your Mazda CX 9 that smells gasoline

As you have noticed in this article, it is important to take certain safety measures before taking action. Don’t take any unnecessary risks.
For most repairs, it requires professional labour.
Then, we recommend that you regularly maintain your Mazda CX 9 to stop this kind of situation and in a larger sense any possible failure. Some breakdowns are clearly due to the wear and tear of time and therefore unavoidable.

To find more tips on the Mazda CX 9, take a look at the Mazda CX 9 category.