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Q: Detect burning smell.

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I detect a burning smell after driving.

A: You may have hit a plastic bag and it got o...

You may have hit a plastic bag and it got on your exhaust giving a burning smell. Only an inspection to check this or if it is another issue will require a physical inspection of your exhaust.

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