1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Q&A

1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Question: strong gas smell directly after starting the engine

everytime i start the engine shortly after within seconds you get a strong gas fume smell, not an exhaust smell but more of a gasoline smell, any ideas as to why that is? i have taken it to the repair shop a few times for brakes and other assorted things yet none of the mechanics say anything about it like it is normal or something. -
Answer 1
Check your fuel cap, replace it. Are you getting a check engine light? My wife was complaining about the same issue, I replace the cap from Advance Auto. If not check at your fuel hose is secure, the vent goes back into the main filler hose -