I have a 2002 Honda civic 1.7L. The car started to make a deeper sound and at idles with heat on, it smells fuel inside the car. Not sure if related, I recently went camping, I parked the car on a side road with some high grass. In the afternoon, I came back to the car. The fuel panel was forced open, the cap was still on.
Not sure if someone tried to syphon the fuel or what. I'm not losing any fuel AFAIK.
It smells like it is coming from the front of the car and not the rear but not 100%.
Edit: If I run the car at idle and I set the 'air recirculation' on there's no smell inside the cabin.