Question: Is Rotten Egg Smell From Car Dangerous??

Rotten Egg Smell

A sulphur smell (the same smell as rotten eggs) can signal issues with your exhaust system.

Specifically a sulphuric smell can signal issues with your catalytic converter, which converts harmful gasses in your car’s exhaust into less dangerous compounds.

How do I get the rotten egg smell out of my car?

How to Remove the Smell of Rotten Eggs From Inside a Car

  • Locate the source of the smell. Sometimes food items can be pushed under car seats and forgotten.
  • Sprinkle baking soda onto the car’s floor mats and carpeted areas. If needed, remove the floor mats and air them out in the sun.
  • Fill a bucket with 1 cup vinegar and 3 cups lukewarm water.

What does a bad catalytic converter smell like?

How to Diagnose a Failed Catalytic Converter. If you smell “rotten eggs,” that’s an easy diagnosis. Fuel contains a small amount of sulfur, which is normally burned into an odorless gas. It’s likely the catalytic converter has internal damage, is failing to convert exhaust gases properly, and needs replacement.

Why do I smell rotten eggs?

The two most common sources of a rotten egg smell are a natural gas leak, and escaping sewer gas. That’s why utility companies inject a substance called mercaptan, which emits an odor that smells like sulfur or rotten eggs. If there’s a very strong smell, you could have a substantial natural gas leak.

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