I merged your thread with one of the existing threads on this issues. This thread has both 1.6 and 2.0 owners reporting this. Have a look at the other posts for a possible solution.New to forum first time poster.
I recently purchased a 2104 1.6 Escape for my son after he wrecked his 2010 Mazda Tribute...backed up off the driveway down a hill and hit a tree (totaled the car).
The Escape is great and I purchased it from a original owner with 114K miles. 63 year old grandmother that had the car serviced regularly on schedule. Perfect condition. When I test drove the car it smelled of heavy perfume so I did not notice anything. After a couple of days of the perfume wearing off, I have noticed a strong gas smell in the cabin of the car. The smell is more predominant when the car is sitting still.
I noticed people having an issue with the 2.0 on the forum but have not seen yet the same issue with the 1.6. Can anyone offer any advice, solution as to what it might be?
I merged your thread with the thread @Hitokiri provided above.Just a heads up.
I have a 2013 se 1.6 and I had a strong raw fuel smell in the cabin only while idle .
Well It turns out I had a rubbed fuel line from the back of the fpr.
The hard plastic line had rubbed right through don't know to what but I replaced it with about at 10" piece of rubber fuel line.
I couldn't find a direct link but someone had a picture of a similar problem.
All I did was disconnect the fuel line.
With the FUEL LINE DISCONNECT Tool.
Used a razor knife, cut off the plastic line on both ends leading up to the fpr.
I used I think it was 5/16 fuel line
Then used fuel line clamps hold both ends.
Making sure you place the fittings in the proper direction before installing.