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2023 burning smell

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by Butch lem, Jan 18, 2023.

  1. Jan 18, 2023 at 8:51 AM
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    Butch lem

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    Hello this is my first post… I have driven Chevy for 30+ years but needed a new truck and really liked the tundra… wife has driven Lexus for 15 years so I kinda know Toyota is a good product.

    anyway I have the twin turbo v6 I got it in October… I love it, I have 4000 miles on it now and two things are a concern…
    1) road/wind noise on the passenger side front door.
    2) and much more concerning is a burning smell… it was really bad at first so I took it in immediately and was told it’s a normal smell and there is nothing wrong, the smell faded (or I got use to it)… I went on vacation a few weeks ago and when I got back and drove the truck for the first time, I could smell it again…. The smell occurs when the engine shuts off at a stop light or when I accelerate and the turbo engages…. My 5k maintenance is coming up in a few weeks and I will mention this to them.
    Any ideas what this is or how I should handle it with the service guys?

    thanks
    Butch
     
  2. Jan 18, 2023 at 9:14 AM
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    topdec

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    To help understand the problem a little more or confirm it, try disabling the auto stop-start feature and check if you're still getting the burning smell on acceleration.
     
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  3. Jan 18, 2023 at 9:27 AM
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    Durtywrench

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    I’d start with the basics . Check oil level , check both coolant levels . On a cold start , remote start truck look at color of exhaust . Make sure you know the difference between water vapor and what oil looks like when it’s burned off . Also do a visual check on bottom of truck and look for any oil residue on truck and normal parking spot .

    all of these can help us help you to deal with dealership
     
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  4. Jan 18, 2023 at 9:30 AM
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    jcneng

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    I had a burning paint smell but only for the first 1000 miles or so, gone now.
     
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  5. Jan 18, 2023 at 9:43 AM
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    Kap1

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    I only ever had burning smell when turning on the seats cooling fan, but it went away after a few days and never smelled it before.

    Maybe something is touching the exhaust under the truck... Have dealer figure it out, it's not normal
     
  6. Jan 18, 2023 at 9:52 AM
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    ChrisCamp

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    Mine is being looked at for a ticking transmission when in drive and a burning smell that happens randomly. 1000 miles on it
     
  7. Jan 18, 2023 at 12:50 PM
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    I just posted about this myself. Smells like burning brakes. Maybe not brakes after all?!?
     
  8. Jan 18, 2023 at 1:18 PM
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    TheLordwoulddriveaTundra

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    If you drive the vehicle daily, you'll likely want to use someone else that hasn't been in your vehicle or hasn't been in it for a while to check if the smell is still there. A lot of people think smells are gone but they're actually experiencing olfactory fatigue. Once you've routinely been in contact with the smell, your body adapts to the smell and it becomes indistinguishable. Once you've been away for a while, you'll be able to smell it. But olfactory fatigue will set in sooner. That's why people don't know what their own home smells like, lol.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM
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    TRDFerguson

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    It's not just the catalytic converter burn-off smell, is it? My 2018 took a while to fully go away. Can you describe the smell a little more?
     
  10. Jan 18, 2023 at 2:06 PM
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    Last time I experienced this was when I bought a new 14 tundra. During the test drive I told the sales guy it smelled like oil burning and he said that's how new trucks smell. Drove it home and the next morning in the garage there was a small puddle of oil on the garage floor and drips up the driveway. I checked the oil and it was down to about the bottom of the stick. Called Toyota and they came and got it with a tow truck. They called me and said that a sensor was loose on the engine and it sprayed oil all in the engine bay and on the ground on my way home. I asked if they did an oil change on it and they said no they scoped it and it looked fine. So they tightened the sensor, topped it off with oil and told me to come get it lol
     
  11. Jan 18, 2023 at 2:07 PM
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    Check the fluids...
     
  12. Jan 18, 2023 at 2:33 PM
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    I had burning smell for a few weeks, and was told it was normal and would go away. It eventually did, and we don't smell anything now. Have about 1000 miles on my truck.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2023 at 3:34 PM
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    Burnt brakes have a pretty distinct smell to them, hard to describe. On flat ground put your truck in neutral and try to push it, just to try and rule out the ebrake dragging.
     
  14. Jan 18, 2023 at 4:09 PM
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    I had this burning smell for a brief time when I first bought this truck and I believe it to be the cats, it went away after the first week of driving
     
  15. Jan 18, 2023 at 4:40 PM
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    That's some fine pre delivery inspection done prior to handing the keys over.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2023 at 1:51 PM
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    I’ve notice a burning smell also, chalked it up to breaking it in…hopefully it goes away soon
     
  17. Jan 24, 2023 at 1:52 PM
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    TRDFerguson Turd Ferguson, it’s a funny name.

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    And just like that, we never saw OP again...
     
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  18. Jan 24, 2023 at 2:40 PM
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    I had a burning smell linger the first 48 hours, and then on and off for about the first two weeks.

    I smelled it within 5 minutes of driving off the lot immediately brought it back. They put it on the left and what they suspected was right: The rust spray they spray under the chassis gives a smell as a transmission heats up. They told me it would go away after a couple days.

    I have noticed that when I switch to sport or normal mode (as I primarily drive in eco) I can smell it, but after a few weeks it seems to have gone away completely.
     
  19. Jan 28, 2023 at 10:39 AM
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    Beardaho

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    I picked up my truck 10 days ago and already have 1000 miles on it. I noticed the burning smell at nearly every stop on the first couple days, but it is nearly all gone now. I Definitely have been paying attention to it just in case. Fluids are all fine.
     
  20. Jan 29, 2023 at 6:36 AM
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    I changed my oil at 2500 miles. I noticed a slight oil burn smell shorty after, but I had used a funnel. I tightened the oil filler cap and it went away. Not sure if this was a coincidence or the cap needs tightened with more pressure than what I was used to on my Tacoma.
     

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