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post #1 of 13 Old 01-20-2014, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Slight burning smell from brand new 2014 Camaro?

I purchased a new 2014 2LT a couple weeks back and when I first test drove it, noticed a very strong burning smell after driving for 10 min or so. The salesman said that since it was just shipped in (car had 4 miles and all the plastic wrapping when I first saw it), they coat the exhaust to prevent rusting and the smell is just from the chemicals burning off. He said that it will probably burn off after 1000 miles or so.

I'm currently at just under 1300 miles and although that burning smell isn't as strong, I still notice it if I have my windows down and have been driving for a while. Is this normal or should I be worried?
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Na, just keep an eye out, I still smell it off & on on mine.



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Mine did the same thing, its normal. Congrats on the Camaro and welcome to the site..

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Your saleman is correct but the others say keep an eye on it

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I purchased a new 2014 2LT a couple weeks back and when I first test drove it, noticed a very strong burning smell after driving for 10 min or so. The salesman said that since it was just shipped in (car had 4 miles and all the plastic wrapping when I first saw it), they coat the exhaust to prevent rusting and the smell is just from the chemicals burning off. He said that it will probably burn off after 1000 miles or so.

I'm currently at just under 1300 miles and although that burning smell isn't as strong, I still notice it if I have my windows down and have been driving for a while. Is this normal or should I be worried?
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Congrats on your acquisition but sorry to hear about the smell. Keep us posted on this condition and let us know if you need assistance getting that diagnosed by the dealer if necessary.

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post #6 of 13 Old 01-21-2014, 03:21 AM
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Sharkie,
Congrats also. I too had that issue and everyone was right. Right around the 1000 mile mark, it went away. Good luck, and keep grinnin!

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Mine smelled also. about 1200 miles and it was gone.

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It will go away.. no worries.. If it was something major it would have caught fire by now lol.. j/k .. Congrats!

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It will go away.. no worries.. If it was something major it would have caught fire by now lol.. j/k .. Congrats!


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post #10 of 13 Old 01-21-2014, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, everyone. Always nice to have that extra reassurance.
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