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Bramhill 10-21-2013 09:03 AM

Electrical insulation burn odor
 
I have recently experienced on 2 Jeeps, an '08 Liberty and a 2014 Grand Cherokee, a very occassional, sickly, electrical burning smell enter the cabin and then disappear after a minute or two. On the Liberty it seemed to eminate from the engine or underbody.
On the GC, could it be related to heated seats?
Anyone encountered this and found the source?
JEEP, you're out there, surely you've heard, what have you got?

bill_de 10-21-2013 09:14 AM

Re: Electrical insulation burn odor
 
Are you sure it's not coming from an outside source? It seems strange that two of your Jeeps start producing the same smell at them same time.


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Bramhill 10-21-2013 10:26 AM

Re: Electrical insulation burn odor
 
Not at same time or place. Other owners have had similar odors. It is a car problem.

bill_de 10-21-2013 10:30 AM

Re: Electrical insulation burn odor
 
I hadn't seen anything on that.

I would keep a fire extinguisher in each vehicle in an easily accessible spot, just in case.

Good luck on getting to the bottom of it.


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TurboJB 12-02-2013 10:57 AM

Re: Electrical insulation burn odor
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bramhill (Post 914400)
I have recently experienced on 2 Jeeps, an '08 Liberty and a 2014 Grand Cherokee, a very occassional, sickly, electrical burning smell enter the cabin and then disappear after a minute or two. On the Liberty it seemed to eminate from the engine or underbody.
On the GC, could it be related to heated seats?
Anyone encountered this and found the source?
JEEP, you're out there, surely you've heard, what have you got?

Had the same in our '14 GC over the weekend, 3 times over a 10 hour road trip there was a smell of burning plastic, seemed to be coming in through the hater vents. I have not been able to figure out what it is yet. But did find this: http://www.jeepgarage.org/f107/what-is-this-metal-piece-under-the-radio-center-stack-that-gets-very-hot-pic-inside-42529.html

mswlogo 12-05-2013 11:55 AM

Re: Electrical insulation burn odor
 
There was another thread recently where someone found the knee wall on the right side of drivers foot well is touching a very hot part of HVAC system. Enough so that insulation melted to it. I think it was a 2012.


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