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Old 11-19-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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Just read this and it points to gasoline, previous poster wins a point.

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The gasoline that fuels your car contains trace amounts of sulfur. This creates a by-product called hydrogen sulfide, which smells like the eggs you forgot in your trunk for a week after grocery shopping.

The catalytic converter is a crucial part of your exhaust system because it takes this by-product and converts it into odorless sulfur dioxide. If you start smelling rotten eggs when your car is running, your catalytic converter needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, this is usually a pricy fix, but it may be covered under warranty.
https://www.dtvwchicago.com/7-car-sm...hat-they-mean/
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Huntsville
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The rotten egg smell has nothing to do with the cat. converter.
It's the fuel you are putting in it. Try a different brand from a major company. Avoid the small mom and pop stores that don't sell a lot of fuel.
The catalytic converter is usually the culprit. While the gas may cause the smell the converter's job is to clean the exhaust so that you don't get the smell from the exhaust. It sounds like it's probably bad gas along with a bad converter.
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:19 AM
 
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The rotten egg smell has nothing to do with the cat. converter.
It's the fuel you are putting in it. Try a different brand from a major company. Avoid the small mom and pop stores that don't sell a lot of fuel.
That makes sense thanks; I will try filling it a few times with better fuel. If the smell persists I’ll take it back to the dealer.

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Old 11-19-2018, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Itís 2019; a guy bought it last summer at the dealership and sold it back to them after two months. Apparently he moved. It all checked out on the dealer inspection report so I thought it was ok to buy.
I guess VW brings their new year vehicle out very early Iíve never herd of a 2019 vehicle in the summer of 2018 the fall yes not summer.
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Itís 2019; a guy bought it last summer at the dealership and sold it back to them after two months. Apparently he moved. It all checked out on the dealer inspection report so I thought it was ok to buy.
That guy took one hell of a hit selling it after only 2 months. Ouch.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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I guess VW brings their new year vehicle out very early Iíve never herd of a 2019 vehicle in the summer of 2018 the fall yes not summer.
Yeah I was actually more interested in the 2018 Jetta; hoping for an end-of-year discount. No dealerships in my city have it anymore. I donít know when the 2019 came out; the Carfax shows he purchased it in June though. Iím surprised he sold it too. It seemed a bit odd to be honest.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:16 AM
 
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That guy took one hell of a hit selling it after only 2 months. Ouch.
Fishy.

But. Some folks do change their minds. Some folks get jobs overseas. Some people actually die.

I would not have purchased such. Unless I have proof positive from the previous owner as to what happened and why. Not some salesmens story.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:19 AM
 
Location: D.C.
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Toyota and Honda are famous for this issue, reaching all the way back to the 1980's with the Acura Legend. Stinks like sin!


First time I've ever heard about this on a VW or german car though. I agree, likely gas related.


When I was a kid, we had a 1986 Acura Legend. Stunk like hell. I've had Toyota 4runners, stink to the point of burning your nose if you have that rear window down. Current Highlander (2013), not so bad, but can easily spot one that gave it the juice in traffic. Smells like death farts from hell. I don't understand why Toyota and Honda can't figure this out, yet the others can. I've had 3 VW's since 2009. Never a stink. Have a MB E350, never a stink. I've had GM, Nissan, Subie, never a stink. Floor a Honda or a Toyota, and grab the oxygen tank quickly....
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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diesel emissions cloak?
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Even if there is some sort of exhaust-leak, it should not be coming into the cab.
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