stevempotter
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Burning plastic smell

Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:53 am

I have a burning plastic smell when I use the cabin air heater. (Got car ten days ago). I think it is giving me a headache. Is this just a new car thing that will go away soon, or should I be worried that something in the air heating system is about to catch on fire?
2020 E-Soul K3 long range red with black roof
Ireland

Mikek
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Joined: Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:37 am

Re: Burning plastic smell

Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:41 am

I get the same smell sometimes, still havent figured it out yet

ihsouhl
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Joined: Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:30 am

Re: Burning plastic smell

Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:40 am

Same here, had it in the morning when outside temp was low and heating had to work...

FrozenSoul
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Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:38 am
Location: Canada

Re: Burning plastic smell

Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:59 am

stevempotter wrote:I have a burning plastic smell when I use the cabin air heater. (Got car ten days ago). I think it is giving me a headache. Is this just a new car thing that will go away soon, or should I be worried that something in the air heating system is about to catch on fire?


Same.

stevempotter
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Re: Burning plastic smell

Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:49 pm

I have had the car nearly 2 months now, and the burning plastic smell is still there every morning when I first run the heater. It is getting a little better, I think. If it were some residue from the factory, I would have thought it would be all burned off by now.
2020 E-Soul K3 long range red with black roof
Ireland

IanL
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Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:57 pm

Re: Burning plastic smell

Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:50 pm

I have the same experience. I wear one of those "plastic" waterproof hi-vis jackets, and I wonder if that on the heated seat may be the cause. I'll try with the seat off.

IanL
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Re: Burning plastic smell

Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:48 am

I tried with the seat heating off - no smell. I then tried with it on again - no smell. So, inconclusive.

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