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Hi all! Just picked up my 2022 Taos yesterday and I’m in love!!! But I’m worried, I noticed today after I pulled into work a burning plastic smell coming from my engine. I didn’t have enough time to open and look but the smell was there.
I only have 80 miles on it, I’m wondering if I should be concerned or if it’s just all the new things breaking in?
thanks so much everyone!
 

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Hi all! Just picked up my 2022 Taos yesterday and I’m in love!!! But I’m worried, I noticed today after I pulled into work a burning plastic smell coming from my engine. I didn’t have enough time to open and look but the smell was there.
I only have 80 miles on it, I’m wondering if I should be concerned or if it’s just all the new things breaking in?
thanks so much everyone!
When we brought our Taos home, it smelled of something hot (oil or plastic?), but the odour soon went away. I'm thinking it was residue from manufacturing processes.
 

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If new catalytic converters act the way they used to when new, they make quite the stink to some people. But it’s likely just everything going through heat cycles. It shouldn’t stick around for too long
 

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All mechanical parts that are molded or cut have oil residues that burn off when heated. Very common.

Now, my Jetta had a burning styrofoam like smell when left in the sun or in the garage after driving with windows up. It slowly went away over 5000 miles, but still pops up randomly. It doesn’t happen when driving.

One thing I did was buy some activated carbon sachets and left them on the car. I do think that helped.
 
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