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New car smell/ chemical smell
« July 22, 2017, 04:59:05 »
I've been driving my new active x for a few months now and I find the new car smell or chemical type smell very over powering. I initially thought it was the leather seats but now I'm thinking it might be coming in from the air vents? Anyone else notice this in there i30 active x?


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Re: New car smell/ chemical smell
« Reply #1 : July 22, 2017, 05:30:31 »
Is it worse on warm days? I can't imagine it being really hot in NSW at this time of the year.

Do you have a dash mat in your car? These seem to generally reduce the mist from the dash plastic getting on the screen. You would think this might also reduce the plastic chemicals getting into the air inside the car. :cool: 
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Re: New car smell/ chemical smell
« Reply #2 : July 28, 2017, 03:22:49 »
cheers sounds like a good idea with the dash - ill see how it goes - hopefully it fades away eventually. definitely worse in warm weather....
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Re: New car smell/ chemical smell
« Reply #3 : July 28, 2017, 03:53:08 »
I have a 1 year old i30 and it still has the distinctive new car smell.
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Re: New car smell/ chemical smell
« Reply #4 : July 28, 2017, 21:27:20 »
Ours still smells newish,  but not over powering.  More in summer with heat build up.
Got our dash mat from "custom carpets " on ebay,  it covers ALL of the dash & has a cut away section for passengers airbag, brilliant.
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Re: New car smell/ chemical smell
« Reply #5 : August 02, 2017, 17:23:23 »
Our Santa Fe had a really strong plastic smell for the first couple of weeks, was coming from the vents.

Has since settled and is fine.

How far have you driven your GD?

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Re: New car smell/ chemical smell
« Reply #6 : August 11, 2017, 18:32:15 »
seems like its common maybe I'm just  more sensitive to it....

I find it even worse if use the heating

I have driven only about 4000km - so still new...
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Re: New car smell/ chemical smell
« Reply #7 : August 11, 2017, 18:37:37 »
seems like its common maybe I'm just  more sensitive to it....

I find it even worse if use the heating

I have driven only about 4000km - so still new...

Very little new car smell in my new PD. Maybe because it's pretty cool here since we got it. My sense of smell is a bit shot, but wifey says the same... :cool:
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Re: New car smell/ chemical smell
« Reply #8 : August 12, 2017, 19:36:24 »
Very little new car smell in my new PD.

Hope it hasn't had the ' in-transit wash'.   :whistler:

I was in a certain facility last week where a bunch of new i30s with only 5km on the clock were auctioned off. They still had plastic on roof , bonnet and seats. Also a high tide mark part way up the door linings. Having been 'storm affected' they could not be registered in Australia, but could be sold and registered in a nearby island country. :rolleyes:  :mrgreen:
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Re: New car smell/ chemical smell
« Reply #9 : August 12, 2017, 23:49:30 »
Very little new car smell in my new PD.

Hope it hasn't had the ' in-transit wash'.   :whistler:

I was in a certain facility last week where a bunch of new i30s with only 5km on the clock were auctioned off. They still had plastic on roof , bonnet and seats. Also a high tide mark part way up the door linings. Having been 'storm affected' they could not be registered in Australia, but could be sold and registered in a nearby island country. :rolleyes:  :mrgreen:

What, New Zealand? Tasmania is a nearby island State...  :sweating:

Were they PD's  :undecided:
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Re: New car smell/ chemical smell
« Reply #10 : August 13, 2017, 16:11:08 »
No GD.  Relax, You're safe mate  :mrgreen:

And yes, NZ will be hosting these immaculate new cars.
They will probably be ok. Any car that has water entering at sill level, even if it goes no higher ,becomes a Stat write off here.
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