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Burning rubber smell from front of my 2.0dci trek

I have an intermitant burning rubber smell which comes from the front of my x trail. It mostly occurs when I am parking or turning right, the smell is extremely strong and you would think someone has set aload of tyres on fire under the bonnet. My Nissan garage don't seem to be able to find the problem it started about 3 months after I bought the vehicle from new. Has anybody experienced a similar problem,

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Simon, Interested in your post. I have also noticed a strong burning smell from my 2007 diesel. As you said the smell was very strong ( at the time I was seriously worried it was going to go on fire !). However I have only experienced it the once, about 6 weeks ago. I had just returned home from a short trip of about 10 miles and noticed the smell when I got out. I had a look under the bonnet at the time but could not identify anything unusually hot - or where the smell was coming from.

It has not happened again.

I'd be interested in whether you continue to experience this and what the outcome is.

Bob
 
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gents, I have experienced this as well. It may be the exhaust . This seems to get extremely hot to burn off the oil particulates. I took my 58 2.0 ltr to the Nissan dealership in Worthing and they couldn`t find the cause of the smell either. It doesn`t seem to happen very often ( mainly after short duration journeys over a period of time) and it seems to correspond with a difficulty in selecting gears ( this may be something to do with the wife driving it all the time ).ps this is not a sexist comment !!!!
 
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i've had this experience but not in my xtrail. my 97 corolla exhibits the same strong burning rubber smell after i've parked it. i guess it is from the aircon or alternator belts. have not had time to have it checked but so far there has not been any performance deterioration.
 
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I have also experienced this problem, I finally traced it to a track rod end that had too much play and was causing wear on very inside edge of the tyre.

Worth a quick look, pretty cheap fix too!
 
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