I have smoke coming from the inside of my car. Nothing wa...

I have smoke coming from the inside of my car. Nothing was I dictating anything was wrong and it was on the driver side. Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Have you been losing oil or coolant? 54,000 I h...

I have smoke coming from the inside of my car. Nothing was I dictating anything was wrong and it was on the driver side. Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Have you been losing oil or coolant? 54,000 I haven’t put coolant in there since I got it about 1.5 years ago so I don’t think so but when I did google it it did say coolant could be the problem because it looked like it was coming from the steering wheel Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2015 Jeep Cherokee Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Cherokee yourself? What have you tried so far? No I haven’t fixed it I just had body work and an oil change about a month and a half ago this literally just happens like 30 min ago Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? Nope that’s it

Automotive Expert
Hello, my name is \*\*\*\*\* \*\*\*\*\* sorry to see you are having issues. Give me a couple of minutes to review your issue and I will assist you Roy
Automotive Expert
Good morning Is it coming from the vents for the AC or heat system? What does it smell like? Roy

Good morning Roy it smelled like burning plastic/ sweet smell. It happened when I was accelerating and kept smoking it lookied to be from the steering wheel vent area
Automotive Expert
OK, I would go to a shop and have it checked. It could be an electrical issue and the last thing you want is a fire. I would rather you be safe and have it checked rather than ignore it and cause more damage. Roy

Could it be a coolant leak?
Automotive Expert
It could be from the heater core inside the dash but it would smell like plastic burning. Roy

Yeah that's what it smelled like
Automotive Expert
That comes from excessive heat either from insulation burning on wires or wires resting against something hot. Roy

How much would that be to fix usuallyhow would that be caused?
Automotive Expert
I do not know what is wrong yet. Once the issue is found, then I could give you an estimate. If it is the heater core, that requires full dash removal. That would be 800-100. If it is electrical, I need to know where the failure is located. Roy

Okay I am going to move the car in about an hour to see if there's a leak underneath to see if maybe that's part of the problem. then I'll have to take it in and have it looked at. I'll give you a text back once I know forsure
Automotive Expert
Sounds like a plan. Roy

Quick question Roy could it be the cabin [air filter](/topics-air-filter-jeep/)?
Automotive Expert
No, not at all. It is a foam type filter that will not emit any smoke at all. It just filters contaminants. Roy

Okay thanks!
Automotive Expert
Any time Roy

Hey Roy okay so no leaks and I did a full blast of Ac and heat and both are coming out just fine
Automotive Expert
OK, get it checked to be sure. It cannot fix itself. Roy

Right I'm heading to the dealership now so hopefully it's nothing too horrible. It could be what you said something electronic
Automotive Expert
Hope for the best. Maybe it is something simple Roy

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