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2009 Subaru Forester
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility
20 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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July 23, 2010, 9:54 am

BETTY G
 

Question: I smell a burnt rubber odor

I have a 2002 Subaru Outback and have been keeping my maintenance schedules until I retired and moved over 200 miles from a Subaru dealership. My car has 107k miles on it and the oil was recently changed. A Honda dealer located 20 miles away, did the 27 checklist and found "no problems". However, there was a problem with a rubber boot on an axle, which was repaired by replacing the boot and the axle. After picking up my car, I still smell the "burnt rubber" odor...what is that??? I was told to bring the car back to Honda, but now I am wondering if that is a good ideal since they didn't find it in the first place..


July 26, 2010, 6:04 pm

Ron W
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Take it back to Honda. It's possible they missed something, or installed the boot incorrectly. In either case, if the smell started after they serviced it, they should be willing to look at it and tell you what is going on.

Also check your tire pressure. If one is low or almost flat, it can cause that smell.


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