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Old 06-15-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Dinghy Towing 2011 GMC Terrian

Just recently towed for the first time. We ran the vehicle like your
suppose to after towing. When we drove the Terrian it had a rubber type smell after driving it. This happen both times after towing it. Has anyone else had this experience. Can't seem to locate exactly where the smell is coming from, other than from the front.

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It's not Dp exhaust smell is it?

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must be normal,,,,we tow a chevy equinox and get the same smell,,,,someone told me that it is the up spray of dust and dirt into the engine area,,anyway the smell goes away after a mile or so of driving and nothing seems wrong with the car...by the way we used a dolly for our other car and had the same smell after start up...
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Many folks, including me have noticed that temporary smell.
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Typical of a dinghy after being towed for a time. All of the road grime, including minute bits of rubber from the road are picked up on the vehicle exhaust system. When you start it up, it get hot and burns it off. In normal driving it never has a chance to build up as it is continually burned off.

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Thanks for all the replies. It sure makes us feel better. Never towing before we were concerned about the smell. Now we know what the smell is from.
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TXiceman is correct. Your toad picks up road stuff such as bits of rubber on the exhaust system and it burns off after awhile.

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