Last post on Oct 13, 2006 at 1:43 PM
You are in the Scion xB
What is this discussion about?
Scion xB, Car Buying, Wagon
#41 of 42 Re: Burning smell [sirwilhelm1]
Oct 09, 2006 (10:39 am)
To me it did not smell like burning at all, and I really miss it. You only get to smell it for the first day, or maybe two if you have a garage to capture it better. After that you will have to wait until your next new car. It is the volatiles cooking out of the various sealants, gaskets, paints and coatings used in the manufacture of the engine and exhaust system. It's the exterior component of "new car smell".
#42 of 42 Re: Burning smell [sirwilhelm1]
Oct 13, 2006 (1:43 pm)
Sounds like you were lucky enough to drive a new xB
We drove one of the rental fleet and it had 0 burning smell. As was mentioned this can be very typical for a new, no mile car and is often caused by the engine, exhaust manifold, header, pipes, catalytic converted, and muffler all heating up and burning off any coating or sealant.
I would not worry about it - if you like the car, get it!