Strong fumes smell in cabin

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Strong fumes smell in cabin

Postby Tornadogr428 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:14 pm

I have just bought and picked up a Qashqai 1.5 DCi 2007 (57 Plate). Whilst driving it home today I noticed a very strong smell of fumes coming from the passenger side mainly with the air vent open, not such a strong smell with the air vent shut but nevertheless enough for me as an asthmatic to have a tight chest on driving home only 25 miles. Could anyone enlighten me for when Ii take it back on Monday to the dealer as to what it might be please as I concerned. Thanks.
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Strong fumes smell in cabin

Postby duncho » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:53 am

Replace a cabin filter with a new one (consisting of active coal) and disinfect aircondotion with O3 treatment or spray for that purpose. After that you'll be fine.
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Strong fumes smell in cabin

Postby SplanK » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:01 am

^^ what he said, but I would just double check that there is not a leak in the exhaust somewhere.
IMHO, there should be no exhaust fume smell coming into the cabin, filter or no filter!
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Re: Strong fumes smell in cabin

Postby hkphooey » Sun May 22, 2016 7:00 pm

Mate did you get this sorted? I have this issue on a 1.6 dci.. Terrible smell like exhaust fumes through the vents. Notice it more when sitting at a stand still and get a waft when you put car in reverse
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Re: Strong fumes smell in cabin

Postby hkphooey » Wed May 25, 2016 3:19 pm

Just noticed mine in this colder weather its coming up through the oil filler cap then obviously through to the vents and into the car!!!!1 Anyone had this?? Can't believe a 2 year old car can have this issue. Has a Zafira B for 6 years and never has a issue such as this!!!!!
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Re: Strong fumes smell in cabin

Postby hkphooey » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:26 am

Got mine sorted after a fashion..The dealer had to get a specialist company to remove a sealed in faulty injector took weeks. Got the car back and it was 100 times WORSE!!! So i decided to take the cover off and have a look and this was what i found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_65sFHhW-0
What a mess car was actually driven back like this and i used it for a few days!!! Dangerous soooooo back to the dealer basically needing ALL 4 injectors replacing . The car has only done 40k loads diesel mess left .
Terrible.
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Re: Strong fumes smell in cabin

Postby PJB729 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:12 pm

Looks like someone had emptied a can of diesel into the engine compartment
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Re: Strong fumes smell in cabin

Postby hkphooey » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:35 pm

PJB729 wrote:Looks like someone had emptied a can of diesel into the engine compartment

Yes mate was horrendous the dealer left it in this mess!!! Was few months back now i forgot to finish up my thread. I have other issues now.
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