Burnt Rubber / Candle Smell???
I have a '07 328xi with 100,700 miles on it. On a couple of occasions in the past two weeks while idling at a traffic light, I noticed a brief smell inside the cabin that resembled burnt rubber, but it quickly went away. Yesterday, it happened again but has not gone away. I could not smell it outside the car when I parked in an outdoor lot, but did notice it once I arrived home and parked in the garage. This is when I noticed that it actually smells more like a candle that has just been extinguished. I do not see any visible smoke (yet). I've inspected underneath the best that I can with a flashlight and don't see any plastic bags. I have not observed any fluid leaks on the garage floor. I lifted the hood and without opening or moving anything, do not see any obvious signs (to me) of leaks. Other than the service light that came on a couple of weeks ago when I turned over 100K, I am not getting any dash alerts. Anyone have any ideas of what could be the culprit here? I have scheduled a service visit for tomorrow, but would feel better if I knew a little more about what to be looking for. Keep in mind, I am a girl and not mechanically inclined...