Strange smell in car after rain

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NeilT123
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Strange smell in car after rain

Post by NeilT123 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:06 pm

I know this is a bit random but when I get in my car after it has been raining there is a nasty smell.

I would best describe the smell as "a bit chemically but mixed with stale cooking". It is not noticeable when you drive in the rain and is only there when you first get in after the car has been stood and it has been raining. There is no smell if it has not been raining.

Has anyone else had this or are there any ideas where I start checking?

Thank you

Neil
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Re: Strange smell in car after rain

Post by The Highlander » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:25 pm

You don’t take the MIL yor in the car? It’s just when you said chemicals and stale cooking. :shock:


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Re: Strange smell in car after rain

Post by Barnsh » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Have you tried smelling the leather and headrests?
I did laugh at one chap over on FPace USA forum he took his new car back to the dealer 3 times as his head rest smelt “of weed” when he got in.
It took several visits before they finally agreed it was something in the leather, both head rest changed and problem gone.
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Re: Strange smell in car after rain

Post by NeilT123 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:58 pm

It is only when you get in the car after rain. I was wondering whether there might be a roof drain or something similar that is blocked or emptying where it shouldn't similar to the Disco 2 I used to own.
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