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Old 10-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by BetaDnB View Post
Unfortunately that's what the new car smell is, chemical off-gassing. Always has been. Nobody can do anything about it other than you letting it air out as much as humanly possible. It took around a year (with smoking) for that smell to get out of my car.
Car was built on Feb 2, 2011, so you'd think that by now the smell would have gone. I'm thinking some sort of cleaning agent was used that made this smell, so hoping a good shampoo and cleaning will get rid of whatever chemicals they used. It's obnoxious, to say the least.
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