A fuel leak could occur on your Mercedes Benz GL Class. If this were the case, it is very important to remedy it as soon as possible. You should be aware that an accident could certainly happen quickly if the smallest spark came close. But don’t panic. If you conform with the safety instructions, nothing will happen to you. You should also know that the smell of the gasoline is very strong and be smelled all around your Mercedes Benz GL Class, 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 identify the fuel leak.
(Note that if you were about to take your Mercedes Benz GL Class to the roadworthiness test, this situation would lead to a refusal of validation).

If you have already sorted out the problem but the smell persist, we invite you to follow this link to an article explaining “how to remove the gasoline smell from your Mercedes Benz GL Class”.


Different basic steps to get you to safety in the event of a fuel leak on your Mercedes Benz GL Class:

If you are driving, stop as soon as possible to stop your Mercedes Benz GL Class’s engine.
Each passenger must exit and move 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 cause a spark. Any electronic equipment should also be avoided. (Mobile phone nearby your Mercedes Benz GL Class).

You’ve secured as much of the area as you can. From now on, you will have to visually examine your Mercedes Benz GL Class.

If you can, wait about ten minutes before proceeding, this will enable the engine to cool down, and also the potential leak to leave remains on the ground, making it less difficult to detect.

If you have the equipment, bring up your Mercedes Benz GL Class, using a jack or candle if you have to inspect below.

The tank is located at the rear of your Mercedes Benz GL Class, it is the first spot to be checked.

Inspect the hoses that come out of the engine. (Small black pipes). Look for traces of small cuts, particular 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 Mercedes Benz GL Class.

If you have spotted the leak, you need go to the garage. Only take your vehicle if it is a very small leak. If you have any doubts, 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 discovered any leaks from your Mercedes Benz GL Class’s tank, they may come from the fuel filter. It may be detached or simply broken. It is recommended 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 Mercedes Benz GL Class 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 perhaps be necessary to have the complete exhaust system overhauled, which must be getting old.
If your Mercedes Benz GL Class 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 identified the failure so far on your Mercedes Benz GL Class, you must now turn to the engine compartment and the various parts that make it up.

Monitor the hose connections with the fuel filter, as i have said above, the condition of the fuel filter.
Otherwise, inspect 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 Mercedes Benz GL Class.

Conclusion on your Mercedes Benz GL Class that smells gasoline

As you have seen in this article, it is necessary to take certain safety measures before taking action. Don’t take any needless risks.
For most repairs, it necessitates professional labour.
Then, we recommend that you regularly maintain your Mercedes Benz GL Class to avoid this kind of situation and in a larger sense any possible failure. Some breakdowns are undoubtedly due to the wear and tear of time and therefore unavoidable.

To discover more tips on the Mercedes Benz GL Class, take a look at the Mercedes Benz GL Class category.