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Old 03-26-2011, 06:47 AM
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Nail polish / acetone smell

Hi Everyone,

Just seeing if any of you have had this same issue. Shortly after starting the car, backing out, and driving forward, I noticed a strong nail polish/acetone smell coming from the vents. The smell went away after about a minute or so. This happened once at 400 km and again at 1,200 km. The car was parked in an underground parking garage and the temperature was pretty cold (about -5c or 23f).

I've read that it could just be new car fluids burning off but 1,200 km isn't exactly new. I've also heard that it could be chemicals in the 91 octane that burn after the car is sitting in the cold for a while.

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Old 03-26-2011, 07:02 AM
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Where did ur gf/wife do her make up b4 u parked it? J/k I don't think there is anything freaky about it.
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