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    Default Need Help - Honda City 2016 - Burning plastic type smell

    Hello,

    I got my Honda City Prosmatic 1.3 2016, brand new yesterday. While driving the car back home i noticed that when ever on AC i accelerated the car a little hard or the gear shifted down and the rpm got up there came a very slight smell of burning plastic. I stopped the car to inspect and there seems to be nothing wrong. No smoke no oil or anything. I got it checked today and they say its just some plastic film on some exhaust or some engine part and it will go away.
    Should i be worried about this?
    Should i get a second opinion?
    Does anyone else had this issue?

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    bump....
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    no one :/
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    Chill.


    Chill out guys. We're all going to die anyways.

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    Sir it's nothing. But keep driving with a light foot till at least 1000kms.


    Chill out guys. We're all going to die anyways.

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    Default Need Help - Honda City 2016 - Burning plastic type smell

    I hope so
    Will still go to Honda on Thursday but wanted to knowing anyone else had this experience .

    It's only With ac on and when you Rev the car while running and the gear changes down


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    Bro i don't think of it as any problem.
    its a brand new car let it run for some time. Everything will be fine.
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    run it carefully for few hundred kms and than check if issue presists
    Enjoying and loving my new City 16 to bits

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    First of all, congratulations for new ride.
    For ur query, i bought new mehran a few months ago. while coming home (after getting car from dealer) i too felt some plastic burn in Mehran but with the passage of time after completing a few hundred KMS, it got normal and still going good.

    Regarding Honda, i too am getting in this month but mine will be manual, i ll let u know if same happens with my city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cityville73 View Post
    First of all, congratulations for new ride.
    For ur query, i bought new mehran a few months ago. while coming home (after getting car from dealer) i too felt some plastic burn in Mehran but with the passage of time after completing a few hundred KMS, it got normal and still going good.

    Regarding Honda, i too am getting in this month but mine will be manual, i ll let u know if same happens with my city.

    Regards
    My issue only happens with certain conditions happen togather:
    1- ac is on
    2- the car is revved(to overtake someone)
    3- the gear changes down while accelerating


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    Quote Originally Posted by mansoor_qadir View Post
    Bro i don't think of it as any problem.
    its a brand new car let it run for some time. Everything will be fine.
    Yeh thinking of running it a couple of more days and if the problem persist will take it to Honda for a complete check up as it is under warranty and insurance.

    The bigger problem actually is the burning plastic is very hazardous to health so thinking of going earlier than first scheduled oil change


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    Quote Originally Posted by wasilrkhan View Post
    Yeh thinking of running it a couple of more days and if the problem persist will take it to Honda for a complete check up as it is under warranty and insurance.

    The bigger problem actually is the burning plastic is very hazardous to health so thinking of going earlier than first scheduled oil change


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    Ummm. Does it happen every time ? Then I'm afraid you should get it checked ASAP. I thought happens one odd time. But if it's a regular thing please get it rectified.


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    Quote Originally Posted by salmanminhas View Post
    Ummm. Does it happen every time ? Then I'm afraid you should get it checked ASAP. I thought happens one odd time. But if it's a regular thing please get it rectified.


    The only easy day. Was yesterday.
    Not every time but quite regular
    Will get it checked tomorrow inshAllah


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    So got it checked on Wednesday ... As always on way to the workshop the smell stop coming , i tried alot to make it resurface but nothing.
    Still went to Honda, There answer was it could be maybe due to one of these reason:
    1- Stale standing ac water in some place causing the smell
    2- A plastic protective cover melting off someplace
    3- Compressor had too much GAS or OIL

    The third one seems the most likely as the smell only came when ac was on. With out ac and with fan there was still no smell.
    Any ways the smell did not occur for another 2 days but today while driving on the ring road i had to overtake a car at 100 and the smell again hit me for like half a second.
    Honda said not to worry and they will inspect it again at 1000KM service.
    Hopefully it is nothing. I will give an update here if something happens or not/

    Thanks for the advice everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasilrkhan View Post
    So got it checked on Wednesday ... As always on way to the workshop the smell stop coming , i tried alot to make it resurface but nothing.
    Still went to Honda, There answer was it could be maybe due to one of these reason:
    1- Stale standing ac water in some place causing the smell
    2- A plastic protective cover melting off someplace
    3- Compressor had too much GAS or OIL

    The third one seems the most likely as the smell only came when ac was on. With out ac and with fan there was still no smell.
    Any ways the smell did not occur for another 2 days but today while driving on the ring road i had to overtake a car at 100 and the smell again hit me for like half a second.
    Honda said not to worry and they will inspect it again at 1000KM service.
    Hopefully it is nothing. I will give an update here if something happens or not/

    Thanks for the advice everyone.
    Sir I'm glad it's nothing. Just keep a watchful eye on it. Check the engine bay whenever the smell resurfaces. Happy driving. I'm also awaiting delivery of my 1.3 MT. Cheers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by salmanminhas View Post
    Sir I'm glad it's nothing. Just keep a watchful eye on it. Check the engine bay whenever the smell resurfaces. Happy driving. I'm also awaiting delivery of my 1.3 MT. Cheers.


    The only easy day. Was yesterday.
    Thats the funny thing , no smell in the engine bay
    Anyways congrats on the booking.
    How many days wait did you get ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasilrkhan View Post
    Thats the funny thing , no smell in the engine bay
    Anyways congrats on the booking.
    How many days wait did you get ?
    Sir they told me 1 month. Let's see. The wait is on.


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    Default Same scenario

    I personally think it smells more like zaffron (saffron) and its 10,000 kms now and I have the same light smell coming G every now and then. Maybe me and you just have more sensitive noses?

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    If anyone else has this problem, do post about it. I'm not really concerned about mine, but it's always good to know. Like I said, I'm hitting 10k kms this week.

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