Burning Smell

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Taxi/Limo, May 27, 2017.

  1. Taxi/Limo

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    I noticed a burning smell while going up a pretty steep hill recently in my gen 3 Prius
    My engine was really laboring to make it up that hill
    Is this normal?
     
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    Former Member 68813 Senior Member

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    I had it in the past on hard accel but not anymore. I think some oil spilled while topped. Are all fluids OK? Any chance of overheating?
     
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    All fluids seem to be okay topped off . There could be a little oil that spilled over and could be burning
     
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    Hi everyone,
    I own Prius 3rd Gen 2011 model. Got it imported from Japan . 80000 miles is mileage .
    Problem is that when ever I press the paddle hard , during short or long trips, I get the feel of plastic smell from engine bay. To be more precise from the front right side (Japanese right hand driven car) . The hood/ bonnet from front right gets literally jot where as left side (hybrid batteries etc) stays normal. No smell or over heated .
    I don't think if it is brakes leather thing .
    Please guide.
     
  5. bisco

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    welcome! it's probably the inverter. did you get the recall there?
     
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