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Burning Smell - Help

Discussion in 'Model S' started by drichardson875, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. drichardson875

    Sep 20, 2014
    Manchester, MD
    When I came out into my garage yesterday morning, the entire garage had a strong smell of something burning electrical-wise. Also, my 60 MS's exterior was covered in condensation both inside and out. This has yet to clear up throughout the day.

    The car was not plugged in overnight and I eliminated the cause of the smell as the wall jack or charging cable or anything else in the garage.

    The pungent odor still remains whether the car is off or on. I can't seem to place where it's coming from in or on the car but it's noticeable both inside and outside of the car even after I drove it to work and around town today.

    I have been having a persistent issue with my MS where the windows are significantly and abnormally fogging up when the A/C is running. Also the A/C motor has always made an obtrusive turbine reeving up type noise that never seemed right even though it's been checked repeatedly by the Service Center.

    Anyone with any suggestions?
  2. Phoenixhawk101

    Feb 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    Please contact Tesla immediately, first thing tommorrow. It could be something small and simple but it could be something much worse. They can do a remote diagnostic in the electrical system right over the phone in some cases, but will likely want you to bring the car in immediately.
  3. randy1077

    randy1077 Model X60->75 Vin 180XX. Model 3 Vin 074XX

    May 20, 2011
    Dallas, TX, United States
    I had a plastic shopping bad melt to the exhaust on my E550. It smelled exactly like an electrical overheating issue. Maybe you got one sucked into the air intake or something. It smelled for 24 hours after the car was shut off and would come back one the muffler heated up again.
  4. msnow

    msnow Active Member

    Jul 14, 2015
    What did Tesla tell you it was?
  5. supratachophobia

    supratachophobia Active Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Columbus, Ohio
    Contact Tesla immediately. That's my suggestion.

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