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Scion xB: smell..engine compartment..Checked oil and coolant, both are

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Have a new Scion xB (2 weeks old). After a short period of driving, I get a warm smell out of the engine compartment and in through the a/c. Checked oil and coolant, both are full. No indicators. What are other likely culprits? Is this just a new car issue?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

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I assume there are no warning lights or out of range guages?


I think it is most likely just a new car issue where some paint, anti corrosion coating or lubricant got somewhere it was not supposed to and is causing the smell. I would still reccomend letting the dealer take a look to be sure it is not something like wiring or a hose touching a hot engine component.

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