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My new rav4 has under 100 miles. After each ride, I feel the air coming into the air is a bit warm and has a smell of burning plastic. The engine compartment feels hot, especially the engine coolant(the one with pink fluid) which is made of plastic. Is this expected in the first few miles of using the rav4 or should I take it to the dealer?
 

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They coat the inside of the tail pipe with a chemical that prevents corrosion during transport. It takes a little while for that to burn off. Perhaps that's what it is?
 

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My '15 and the '16 Hybrid both did that, goes away after a few drives.
 

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Its not so much a corrosion preventative, its the traces of the machining lubricant from the manufacturing process that cuts and forms the exhaust system. There are traces on both the inside and the outside that take some time to burn off.
 

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My new rav4 has under 100 miles. After each ride, I feel the air coming into the air is a bit warm and has a smell of burning plastic. The engine compartment feels hot, especially the engine coolant(the one with pink fluid) which is made of plastic. Is this expected in the first few miles of using the rav4 or should I take it to the dealer?
By now, I am almost certain if you look underneath your RAV4 that most of the Exhaust System is very much rusted. Cheap parts and lack of Quality is Toyota's motto. Want better you need to move up to their next tier or brand level "LEXUS". The RAV4 is reliable for 5 years at this point should consider Trade-In or privately sell. Honda CR-V is better than RAV4. Madza CX-5 is nice but they depreciate twice as fast than a Toyota. The RAV4 ranks #10 in the Top 10 vehicles that Rust. Surprisingly, that the Toyota Camry is ranked #1 among all cars that rust the least/ or Rust Free and Honda Civic is #2 for rust free. attached photo of my 2018 RAV4 Limited AWD undercarriage/ exhaust system with less than 18,000 miles on the odometer in Long Island where basically no snow or roadroad salt.
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