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Rancid Smell

23teggy

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I got my 2023 Integra in July and was loving it so far. Yesterday I got into the car and it smelled putrid. I traced the smell to the back right corner of the car. No idea what is causing it. I do not keep food or any other liquids or perishable items in the car and my entire car is empty and clean on the inside. Has anyone else had this issue?
 

OEMjoe

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A decaying smell like that suggests something organic. Maybe a mouse crawled up somewhere and died? Pretty common when it gets cold though I've only seen it in engine bays. Or you ran over some roadkill?
 

JohnV

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I had this experience in a different car this summer. My son has been driving it, so naturally I wanted to blame him/his hygeine. LOL
I tore out all the mats, everything I could, and the only thing I found was a dead ladybug. Took it out, and the smell disappeared.

I couldn't believe it was that tiny bug, but, look it up...
 
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