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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 07-06-2010, 11:42 AM
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Burning plastic smell?

Just drove 2010 528 up hills for a few minutes with air conditioner on, then pull over for a quick stop. There's a smell of burning electrical plastic type of thing, both from outside in the rear and in the cabin. It disappears after I continue to drive up without AC.

Do I need to be concerned and go to dealer? Thanks
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:15 PM
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Just drove 2010 528 up hills for a few minutes with air conditioner on, then pull over for a quick stop. There's a smell of burning electrical plastic type of thing, both from outside in the rear and in the cabin. It disappears after I continue to drive up without AC.

Do I need to be concerned and go to dealer? Thanks
I have the same problem, the burning smell comes on sometimes after turning the AC off? Any ideas? VCG was changed about 30k's earlier and is not showing any signs of leak. Neither does the OHFG shows any signs of leak.

Any suggestions are welcome.
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If this just started happening, check under your car and see whether you have something trapped in the area of the exhaust. Had this happen on another car I owned, a plastic grocery bag got caught on one of the muffler clamps, then melted to the muffler or catalytic converter. Made one heck of a stink until it burned off.

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Old 11-14-2013, 05:56 PM
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If this just started happening, check under your car and see whether you have something trapped in the area of the exhaust. Had this happen on another car I owned, a plastic grocery bag got caught on one of the muffler clamps, then melted to the muffler or catalytic converter. Made one heck of a stink until it burned off.

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Has happened only twice so far. Under body cover is intact, no signs of unwanted material. Confused.
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