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Truck info in signature. When I back into my garage I can strongly smell what I can only describe as a burning plastic smell after I shut down and get out. When I first got the truck I assumed it was some underbody cleaner on the exhaust. But it hasn't gone away in a week. I do not see any melted plastic on the exhaust. Thought maybe I ran a bag over. The wheels are nice and cool to the touch so doesn't seem like a frozen caliper. The parking brake is not engaged. That is another issue as it doesn't hold the truck too well. I am getting about 16mpg with mixed driving in winter so that leads me to believe nothing is frozen. I would assume much worse mpgs if brakes were dragging.

Anyone ever come across something like this? I still have factory bumper to bumper so was thinking of taking it in.
 

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burning plastic smell out of your rear? Take the plastic bag off the Jalapeno before you eat them..... :D



BTW, when I smell burning plastic, I think electrical first.
 

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Still have the smell. Guess I will call tomorrow and make an appointment. I put my nose up to the tire itself and it may be the tires. I only notice it on the back though. Truck drives great and I got over 17mpgs last tank.
 

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Well I never brought it to the dealer but have had other people look at it. Everyone is telling me it's my tires. Makes sense and I feel a bit dumb for this. I live on a hill and when the smell is the strongest is when the tires would slip a bit pulling into the driveway. Other day it was cool and wet out. I pulled gently into my driveway and guess what, no smell.
 

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Has anyone else had a similar smell that they traced back to their tires rubbing against snow build-up? I went skiing this past weekend and something smelled of burning rubber/plastic from the rear - I drove 3 hours in heavy snow - I didn't really spin my wheels though.
 
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