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"Hot" smell from engine bay

Not sure how to describe it, possibly a hot plastic smell that seems to be coming from the engine bay when after I've driven a 30+min drive. Pick it I when I get it in the garage. Any idea what would cause this? Engine and transmission temps have been normal.


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Re: "Hot" smell from engine bay

Same thing happened to me. A distinct smell somewhere between smoldering plastic and rubber. All temps normal. Just got it back from the body shop after an minor accident. Thought it may have been paint or overspray of some kind. When I took it in to Firestone for tire rotation and alignment, they found a half melted plastic bag lodged near the exhaust. Mystery solved.
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Re: "Hot" smell from engine bay

Notice same smell, not all the time after parking.
I assume smell from def filter regene. Looked under hood, no smoke all looks normal?
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Re: "Hot" smell from engine bay

The regen when it cleans out the particulate filter smells kind of like burning rubber. Was there any kind of message on the dashboard about a regen in progress with a message about driving at highway speed?
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Notice same smell, not all the time after parking.
I assume smell from def filter regene. Looked under hood, no smoke all looks normal?
DPF does a regen. Not DEF...
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No messages on the EVIC...


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