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How can this be?; very strange occurrence
Topic Started: Feb 11 2017, 07:04 PM (384 Views)
Aetheria
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I was driving a rental car because I had a flat tire in my car. The rental company said there would be a fee if it smelled like people had been smoking inside. Since I don't smoke I didn't think much of it. I drove it around to do some chores and then drove it to a restaurant to eat some breakfast. When I was done with my meal and went inside THE CAR SMELLED LIKE CIGARRETES. :confused:

I asked some friends what could have caused this and one said it was impossible, but another suggested that I might have been driving with the parking brake on.

Any ideas? :confused:
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wilmywood8455
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Certainly a possibility. That or maybe a plastic bag on the exhaust, or something under the hood burning.
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stretch351c
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Parking brake partially on would cause that smell.
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mysysail
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Air-con vent clogged up?
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stretch351c
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I don't think a clogged vent would cause that type of smell. A plastic bag that got blown underneath while the exhaust was still hot or a partially engaged parking brake would be a more likely cause. Although the warning light on the dash should have been on if the brake was engaged, depending on how sensitive the switch is.
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