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Horrible smell, new 2018 4runner

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Hellchickens, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Mar 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    Hellchickens

    Hellchickens [OP] New Member

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    Just purchased a new 2018 4runner TRD Offroad. Yay! However, there is a very strong offensive odor that fills the garage. Doesn't smell inside the car, and as far as I can pin point, it is coming from the tires or wheel wells. Anyone with similar issues?
     
  2. Mar 19, 2018 at 7:04 PM
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    PVT Pablo

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    It is more than likely the brand new tires. I had a stack of brand new tires in my garage and it was super strong. It'll wear off after some driving.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    COexplorer

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    Ya, I had the same thing. Mine smelled a lot like melting plastic. It has faded slowly, though I am at 8K now and still notice it sometimes. When I did a bit of research it seemed it was a common thing that eventually faded and did not do any harm.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    Huh, I never thought of that.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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    rsimi72

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    Yep. I had the same for a few months or so. Tires mostly I figured. It’ll go away. Congrats on your new 4Runner!
     
  6. Mar 19, 2018 at 11:18 PM
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    SnowroxKT

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    Haven't noticed anything with mine but it is parked outside.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    golfguy

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    It’s the tires, it was bad when I first got mine too. It will subside the more you drive.
     
  8. Mar 20, 2018 at 11:52 PM
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    Opteron

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    Wife's 4runner smelled as well for a couple of days. The sales gal assured us it will go away in in about 5 days. Something about some of the paints burning and curing in the engine bay.
     
  9. Mar 24, 2018 at 10:21 PM
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    Riding Dirty

    Riding Dirty Sinner; saved by grace

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    Is plasti-dip a mod?!
    Some of that smell could also be the catalytic converters breaking in too.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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    PCRIDE4RUNNER

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    yep notice it as well here... 2018 TRD Off Road.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2018 at 5:06 AM
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    Hellchickens

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    Good to report that the smell is mostly gone. Thanks for the inputs!
     
  12. Apr 17, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    For me I think the clutch needed to break-in. For the first few thousands miles, if I was aggressive enough when going up-hill then I smelled the clutch for a few minutes at a time.
     

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