I have a smell of rubber coming from a VW Touraeg

Asked by Jun 29, 2013 at 12:22 PM about the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I took delivery of a VW Touareg yesterday,2012 Diesel,there is a smell of rubber from the vehicle after use,externally,any ideas?Thanks Paul T.

4 Answers

Rubber burning? Is that what you mean? because if it's just an odor of new rubber, it's probably new weatherstripping and the adhesive

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Have you gotten new brakes lately? It could be a sticky caliper.

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switch it off....with a cardboard tube and your nose pinpoint the source of the smell...suspect something rubber is scrubbing against a pulley~....don't hyperventilate~

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while we are all guessing here, let me reach out telepathically and find your car's aura- Ah, yes- I have it- the dealer used chemicals to clean your engine bay- sprayed some on the manifold- it will go away- if not, get used to the smell of diesel

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