BMW 1 Series/3 Series/4 Series - Smell of fuel in the vehicle interior / passenger compartment

Data sheet
Vehicle model1 Series / 3 Series / 4 Series
Model seriesF20 / F30 / F31 / F32 / F33/ F34 / F35 / F36
Year of construction2013
SymptomsUnpleasant odour (fuel smell) in the vehicle interior / passenger compartment

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BMW 1 Series/3 Series/4 Series - Unpleasant odour in the vehicle interior / passenger compartment (fuel smell)

In this repair case, the customer complains of an unpleasant odour (fuel smell) in the vehicle interior / passenger compartment.


The cause of the above-mentioned problem is a leaky fuel line.


Remedy: Replace the fuel line in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer's instructions.


After completion of the repair work, it is essential to check the fuel supply system and all connections for leaks before starting the engine and driving off.



Spare parts requiredOE part number
Fuel supply line (1x)13 53 8 594 893
Hose clamp (1x)11 15 1 727 509
Torx screw (4x)07 14 7 270 121

Please note that such work should only be carried out by an authorised specialist workshop and that the vehicle manufacturer's repair and maintenance instructions must be observed!


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