You have finally determined the fuel leak that had been a problem for several days but now you can’t remove the smell of gasoline that pollutes the interior of your Kia Sedona.
If you have not yet determined the origin of the fuel smell, we suggest that you check out our article on the subject: “Kia Sedona smelling like gasoline”.
In the case you have identified it, we will explain how to solve it and restore a healthy smell in your Kia Sedona.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Kia Sedona
First of all, if the fuel source is inside, you must find 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 Kia Sedona, use the help 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 must prepare a refreshing mixture.
We suggest using carpet shampoo mixed with water. Prepare this in a bucket to have a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Kia Sedona. Apply vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also have to throw away what you work with here.
Another usable mixture is a mixture between a third of water, vinegar and finally baking soda. Also very powerful in getting rid of odours in your Kia Sedona.
Rub vigorously for a few minutes. Then, you must dry out 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 out, here are some suggestions to permanently do away with the smell in your Kia Sedona.
First reflex, an anti-odour spray, special for cars. Be cautious, however, if you have leather or other coating in your car. Take something appropriate.
Alternatively, you can use baking soda, which will absorb these annoying odours of your Kia Sedona. Sprinkle the area and let it work for a few hours. Repeat the operation for several days for an optimal effect.
Another very powerful product that we don’t often think about is cat litter. Indeed, this is basically meant to retain and absorb the odours of cats that are long lasting. So it also will work very well for your Kia Sedona. 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 area in question, it also has very powerful odour absorbing effects.
Here are the different tips you can practice to find a clean and odourless interior.
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