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What causes gas smell from 2006 Saturn Ion--no gas puddles, or loss of gas mileage. Seems to happen after car is turned off and fuel level in gas tank does not seem to be a factor.

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This is often caused by corrosion on top of the gas tank. Mud, dirt and water get thrown on top of it and causes the metal to perforate. You can smell it on the move because the fumes dissipate at the rear of the vehicle.

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