We returned yesterday from a long trip throughout the High Plains, Gulf States and East Coast. Our Overland performed like a champ, although to keep the marriage intact I resisted offroading in an abandoned family quarry.
Yet, when descending long, steep mountain stretches in the Appalachians with the cruise control acting to keep speed in check, the cabin smelled of burnt rubber. It wasn't strong, but definitely noticeable and didn't smell like what I'm used to overheated brakes smelling like in years past.
I opened the hood and checked tires and undercarriage, yet couldn't pinpoint the origin, and there was no smoke.
No harm done, but I can only guess that the WK2's hot brake pads smell like rubber and this was the cause. But that's only a guess.
Anyone else encountering this?