My wife has a 2006 Honda CR-V. She purchased new and has had it serviced at the dealer for all the regular service intervals and fluid changes etc. Her last service was about 1 month ago. She’s never had any issues with the engine, brakes, transmission or heating/cooling systems.
Yesterday it was 91 degrees outside. When she went to her car to come home after work, the cabin smelled like chemicals. The best descriptor is the fumes from spray glue. She aired out the car and drove home. She did not smell anything on the ride home. This morning before work, the smell returned. I went to check it out and when I opened the passenger door, the smell was very strong. It was not sweet nor the smell of decay. It was a very strong chemical smell. I looked around the cabin and under the seats looking for any items that may have become so warm the glue melted and separated. Nothing.
This car has seen its share of direct sun and 100 degree days, so I don’t think anything inside delaminated.
I’m a lifetime boater and have smelled more than my share of gas, gas leaks and gas fumes. This did not smell like any gas fume I’ve experienced. I would be very surprised if its related to a gas leak.
After reading these forums and searching around, it seems like it might be a heating core leak. I have not checked those levels. There was no moisture inside the car.
Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!