You have finally determined the fuel leak that had been difficulty for several days but now you can’t get rid of the smell of gasoline that pollutes the interior of your Fiat 500X.
If you have not yet determined the origin of the fuel smell, we advise that you have a look at our article on the subject: “Fiat 500X smelling like gasoline”.
If you have identified it, we will describe how to solve it and bring back a healthy smell in your Fiat 500X.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Fiat 500X
First of all, if the fuel source is inside, you must identify it and absorb as much as possible. Use old cloths or mops that should be thrown away after handling as they will not be reusable.
For the remaining fuel that you are unable to absorb inside your Fiat 500X, use the support of the sun. Indeed, if you keep your vehicle in full sun for a few hours, some of it will disappear.
Now, for the remaining part, you need to prepare a refreshing mixture.
We advise using carpet shampoo mixed with water. Prepare this in a bucket to have a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Fiat 500X. Apply vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also need to throw away what you make use of here.
Another useful mixture is a mixture between a third of water, vinegar and finally baking soda. Also very effective in eliminating odours in your Fiat 500X.
Rub vigorously for a few minutes. Then, you must dry as much of the location as possible by absorbing with different cloths. The sun will complete the end of the work.
Now that the stain is cleaned, here are some strategies to permanently do away with the smell in your Fiat 500X.
First reflex, an anti-odour spray, special for cars. Be careful, however, if you have leather or other coating in your car. Take something suitable.
Alternatively, you can use baking soda, which will absorb these annoying odours of your Fiat 500X. Sprinkle the area and let it work for a few hours. Repeat the operation for several days for an ideal effect.
Another very effective product that we don’t often think about is cat litter. Indeed, this is basically intended to keep and absorb the odours of cats that are strong. So it also works very well for your Fiat 500X. It is recommended to let it work a little longer than baking soda (a full day would be very effective).
Finally, we advise that you use ground coffee in the spot in question, it also has very effective odour absorbing effects.
Here are the different tips you can apply to find a clean and odourless interior.
Whenever you have any further questions about the Fiat 500X, do not hesitate to consult our Fiat 500X category.