Smelling inside car while drive

Asked by Feb 21, 2016 at 07:07 PM about the 2011 Jeep Patriot North Edition 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It has been about a month that I bought a 2011 patriot north edition.

Some time ago, I have smelled like burning oil or fuel, not paper or sweet or rubber from
inside of my car when I am driving. It smells about less than a minute and disappear, but
it happens often. I mostly use heater for windsheild and my foot. I don't see anything
dripping down on the ground.

I sincerely hope that someone could give me a answer for this problem.

Thank you.

1 Answer


Might be a slight oil leak from one of the engine gaskets that burns/drips onto the exhaust and comes in through the vent.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Jeep Patriot Questions

Jeep Patriot Experts

#1 Daniel Rosso
Daniel Rosso
Reputation 340
#2 Mark Grignon
Mark Grignon
Reputation 280
#3 littlehorn
Reputation 180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Liberty
231 Great Deals out of 7,330 listings starting at $300
Used Jeep Compass
270 Great Deals out of 30,393 listings starting at $2,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
283 Great Deals out of 15,778 listings starting at $3,795
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,033 Great Deals out of 72,325 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Escape
1,249 Great Deals out of 84,640 listings starting at $995
Used Jeep Commander
72 Great Deals out of 1,777 listings starting at $2,995
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
282 Great Deals out of 40,510 listings starting at $9,500
Used Toyota RAV4
879 Great Deals out of 63,207 listings starting at $1,990
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,060 Great Deals out of 88,058 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda CR-V
944 Great Deals out of 56,148 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer
914 Great Deals out of 63,252 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota 4Runner
227 Great Deals out of 19,339 listings starting at $2,300
Used Honda Civic
844 Great Deals out of 83,684 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Patriot For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 7,192 listings starting at $11,995
2016 Jeep Patriot For Sale
84 Great Deals out of 3,538 listings starting at $9,977
2015 Jeep Patriot For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 1,631 listings starting at $7,950
2014 Jeep Patriot For Sale
107 Great Deals out of 2,485 listings starting at $5,900
2013 Jeep Patriot For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 389 listings starting at $6,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.