Burning Rubber/Plastic Smell

The Tortoise

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2017
Location
Ottawa
TDI
2015 GSW Trendline - White
I picked up my 2015 GSW on Thursday. It's currently at 700 km.

I've been noticing that when I come to a stop or I'm idling there's a smell coming through the vents. It's sort of a burned rubber or plastic smell. You can also smell it outside the car

Since it's my first new car I figured it was normal. But we've done a few hour + drives and it's still there​.

Anybody else have this? Does it go away or should I raise the issue with the dealer?

Thanks.
 

cane929

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Joined
Jun 17, 2015
Location
FL
TDI
2015 GSW TDI DSG S
Sounds like a Regen is in progress, it usually produce lots of burning smell.
 

The Tortoise

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Joined
Apr 24, 2017
Location
Ottawa
TDI
2015 GSW Trendline - White
Thanks.

I also noticed it was idling at 1000 rpm.

I guess I was surprised smell it inside the car.
 
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