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I have a 2014 chevy cruze 1LT automatic. Randomly throughout my drive I smell a burning smell. Other times I smell maybe a sweeter scent. The problem is, it is very infrequent. Even worse, it is usually when other cars are around (at a stop light for example) - maybe it's coming into my car from another car nearby? So I am not even sure if it is my car and it lasts for a few seconds. I cannot reproduce the odor. Usually have the heat on setting 3-4 and rear defrost going. Temp gauge less than half way.

My coolant level seems good and the dealership checked my coolant for the recall when I bought it in December 2014.

Am I just going crazy? Could it be a new car smell of something still breaking in? Car has 701 miles on it.

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The car only has 700 miles on it, could just be the stickers on the exhaust pipe melting. Think I got a few strange smells as well the first 3-6K miles.
^^^this. Both of our new cars smelled like something burning at stops for a few thousand miles.

Plus when the heat is cranked way up in the Cruze, the new plastics smell for a few months as well.
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