I was somewhat surprised of a burning clutch smell from my Phev yesterday. My question is, should I be concerned and take it to a dealer?
(I won't take it in unless it reoccurs, my post is mainly to tap the forum's collective wisdom on why it occurred.)
- I noticed the smell when parking the car at the end of a 9-hour trip to the mountains in the mid-north of Sweden.
- The temperature was about -5 Celsius.
- The last 10km or so was mainly upphill on hard snow.
- The car was in Save mode with an estimated 40% state of charge (including the hidden bottom buffer).
- The Guess-O-Meter showed about 6km range prior to the upphill run, declining to 3km at the top of the hill, all the time being in Save mode.
- I engaged the 4wd lock when parking the car because there was a steep hill covered with hard-packed snow to drive up and reverse around.
- PHEV is a 2014 MY with about 120 000 km on the odometer, last service was in May.
- I have the infamous V-Tech PHEV-box installed loaded with their "alternative" setup where "Normal" mode is EV-mode.
2014 Outlander PHEV, "Business" package