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We have a new XC70 with less than 100 miles on it (so far). I know that new cars have breaking in smells (all the new materials get cooked in, etc.) but after each drive, there is a strong burning smell coming from the rear wheels. This is not the tires (I can smell that newness at the front). Is this burning correct? It makes me think something in the rear drive mechanism is cooking rather than free-wheeling. Is it possible come electronic clutch setting is not operating properly, or do the rear drive boots simply heat up and smell until they age a little? <p>(None of the 100 miles has been of the type that would engage the rear wheels).
 

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Re: Burning Rubber? (Freeworld)

It may smell for 1000 Miles
 

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Re: Burning Rubber? (Freeworld)

yep, about 1000 exactly for our new one.i think it just the rubber/plastic parts in the engine compartment outgassing as they heat cycle for a while.<p>about the first week after we got it back from sweden it was pronounced, but when we took a trip at about 5-600 miles we were not concerned about it anymore. and after the trip it did not appear.<p>however it now has 4000 on it and if i open the hood after a decent run it is very, very slightly still there.<p>jrl is correct, so if it is there after 1000 then maybe be concerned. but even then i would wait.<p><br>well i guess if it starts smoking? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> but it seems normal like jrl says.
 

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Re: Burning Rubber? (hastee)

OK, sounds good. I'm used to smelling this from the engine when new, but not the rear wheels. I guess that's all the mechanics back there for the 4 wheel drive.<p>Thanks.
 

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Re: Burning Rubber? (Freeworld)

Well, here it is at 7500 miles and the smell is still pretty strong. Especially when I park in the garage overnight. Is this something I should let the dealer know about? Are there any clues I should give them?
 

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Re: Burning Rubber? (Freeworld)

My wife had the car in for service today. What a big surprise! My dealer's favorite acronym: NPF (no problem found) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Burning Rubber? (Freeworld)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Freeworld</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My wife had the car in for service today. What a big surprise! My dealer's favorite acronym: NPF (no problem found) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Did they tell you what they checked to arrive at this brilliant conclusion? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Burning Rubber? (volvodad)

They didn't. But my guess is they didn't check anything <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>You can't really smell it unless you are in a confined space like a garage. In the shop the entire place sort of smells like this, so I'm not sure they could diagnose it if the wanted to. Oh well, it's a lease <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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