A fuel leak could occur on your Nissan Versa. If this were the case, it is imperative to solve it as soon as possible. You should be aware that an accident could quite possibly happen quickly if the smallest 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 Nissan Versa, but it is often a micro oozing without gravity.

In this article we will take you step by step to put in place the security measures and also try to find the fuel leak.
(Note that if you were about to take your Nissan Versa to the roadworthiness test, this situation would lead to a refusal of validation).

If you have already settled 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 Nissan Versa”.


Different basic steps to get you to safety in the event of a fuel leak on your Nissan Versa:

If you are driving, stop as soon as possible to stop your Nissan Versa’s engine.
Each passenger must get away 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 restricted 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 Nissan Versa).

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

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

If you have the equipment, bring up your Nissan Versa, working with a jack or candle if you have to inspect below.

The tank is located at the rear of your Nissan Versa, 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, specific openings.
In most cases, the fuel tank is pierced.
If your vehicle is not any longer 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 Nissan Versa.

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 directly, while a diesel vehicle must be heated before it ignites.

If you have not discovered any leaks from your Nissan Versa’s tank, they may come from the fuel filter. It may be detached or simply broken. It is urged 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 function is to limit exhaust gases on your Nissan Versa 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 entire exhaust system overhauled, which must be getting old.
If your Nissan Versa 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 Nissan Versa, you must now look to the engine compartment and the different parts that make it up.

Keep an eye on the hose connections with the fuel filter, as i have said 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 Nissan Versa.

Conclusion on your Nissan Versa 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 needless risks.
For most repairs, it requires professional labour.
Then, we recommend that you regularly maintain your Nissan Versa to counteract 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 inevitable.

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