Originally Posted by BB1995S6
Mine hade one there yesterday
Sorry but I have to laugh.
It has been known in the past that sometimes stupid/unknowing people doing CARB/smog/MOT tests have failed an UrS4 or UrS6 AAN because "There is a hose missing on the wastegate cap". Arguments that there never ever was a hose there on the AAN fell on deaf ears. The solution was to put a hose on there and run it somewhere where the end couldn't be seen and then take it to another shop for retesting. Typically the car then passed the tests.
In your case, I suspect the shop doing the test knew that that hose was complete BS and removed it for you. Trust me, your car left the factory without a hose. You're fine in that regard.
As for fuel smell, there was a recall on one of the fuel lines feeding the fuel filter years ago and the full line feeding the fuel rail has been known to fail at the joint. Look/touch/smell in those areas.