New Car Smell

Does anyone know a way to remove the new car odor before it dissipates on its own?

Leave the windows open whenever possible.

There really is no way. That’s the smell of the materials and the bonding components curing and outgassing. There is no way to accelerate that process, only to cover it up with purfumes. Personally, I prefer the new car smell to the purfumes.

Those gases aren’t healthy to breathe. Turn on the alarm and keep the windows open, for a few months, to help them to dissipate.


My 06 Escape hybrid smelled new for over two years. Riders would comment if the car was perhaps weeks old.
Then came two grandsons to live with us begining jan.09.

no new car smell anymore.