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#793 of 874 Sulfur smell on other vehicles
Aug 14, 2005 (11:18 am)
"Any car or suv, whether it be Toyota, Ford, Chevy or Dodge, will smell like rotten eggs if you floor it".
I've owned a lot of new vehicles over the years and have never had this issue. I have owned Grand Cherokee's, Ford Explorer's, Chevy Trailblazer's, Honda Accord's and many more. Floored them all as I drive aggressively at times.
Was looking to buy a 2005 or 2006 Grand Cherokee and in my research have never seen a single post about rotten egg smells, not even in the older models.
It is INEXCUSABLE why Toyota has not addressed this defect. 2003, 2004 and 2005 models have the problem, and no doubt 2006 models will have it as well. In typical Toyota fashion the issue is being skirted. Sheesh, people tried to "warn" me about buying a Grand Cherokee, told me to get a 4Runner instead. Am I ever glad I did NOT take their advice!
4Runner owners with the sulfur issue are pretty much screwed. You really have no choice but to trade it in and get another brand SUV, or to go out and buy gas masks for the entire family.
#794 of 874 Re: Sulfur smell on other vehicles [tloke1]
Aug 15, 2005 (4:32 am)
You have been in other 4Runner forums bashing the 4Runner for months now. We know you like to defend your new Jeep. As I've said countless times before, any vehicle will smell like rotten eggs if you "floor" it. The reason you do not smell it is because it goes out the back of your vehicle....so only those behind you will smell it. The problem that has been expressed by less than a handful of people is a sulfur smell entering the cabin of their vehicle....this is a issue, however, it is very very isolated. Others have expressed a problem of smelling this sulfur odor when having the back window down because it seems to create a pressure difference which sucks exhaust in through the back. Come back and talk to us in a few years after your Jeep experiences the same failures that so many others have already reported and after your Jeep has experienced the sort of depreciation Toyota owners love to laugh at.
#795 of 874 Re: Sulfur smell on other vehicles [tloke1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 15, 2005 (6:36 am)
I think community members who don't own the 4Runner are certainly welcome to make a few comments but generally I would like to see this forum working for 4Runner owners who are trying to solve their problem. They already know that not all vehicles do this as badly (although some vehicles will do this under the right conditions).
So please limit your contributions to helpful and constructive comments and solutions.
#796 of 874 Re: Long or Short Term damage? [adsantana2000]
Aug 15, 2005 (3:13 pm)
right on the money! My 2005 does the same thing and toyota just doesnt want to do anything but blame the fuel. Good Luck
#797 of 874 Re: 2005 4Runner Issues [dpr1]
Aug 15, 2005 (3:17 pm)
what grade of BP. I use regular 87 and it smells alot.
#798 of 874 Re: Sulfur smell on other vehicles [neumie2000]
Aug 15, 2005 (3:29 pm)
Just to let you know. I smell this terrible odor when all windows and roof are closed. At Idle also. There are times when I dont smell it at all. Very Rare and its worse when its humid.
#799 of 874 Re: Sulfur smell on other vehicles [tloke1] by neumie2000
Aug 15, 2005 (5:49 pm)
"You have been in other 4Runner forums bashing the 4Runner for months now"
Huh? What other 4Runner forums?
#800 of 874 Re: Sulfur smell on other vehicles [tloke1] by neumie2000 [tloke1]
Aug 16, 2005 (3:43 am)
A recent quote of yours:
"4Runners are about as bulletproof as a tin can. While they have enjoyed above average reliability ratings in the past that has slipped in recent years. The new 4Runners have been plagued with problems, many of which have been difficult to resolve. These have not just been for the new 2003 model year, the same issues have carried over for 2004 and 2005. The way Toyota addresses vehicle problems I'm sure you'll see the same for 2006."
Any other questions?
#801 of 874 Re: Sulfur smell on other vehicles [tloke1] by neumie2000 [tloke1] by neumi
Aug 16, 2005 (4:40 pm)
"Any other questions?"
ONE other post does not constitute "bashing the 4Runner for months". And I do not consider posting the truth as "bashing". The new 4Runner has had more than its share of issues and is far from as reliable of a vehilce that some owners would like you to believe. What is frustrating is the fact that Toyota is not doing all that they can to resolve the problems.You can pretty much count on the fact that 2006 owners will be dealing with the sulfur issue.
#802 of 874 Re: Sulfur smell on other vehicles [tloke1] by neumie2000 [tloke1] by neumi [tloke1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 16, 2005 (5:29 pm)
Okay, let's stop the bickering. If you don't own a 4Runner, you may wish to participate in a forum dedicated to your own type of car. Peace please or I'll have to intervene. Last warning on this one.
Shifty the Host