2013 Honda Civic Repair Question
Honda Civic Exhaust Problem
I read that when the catalytic converter does its job, it makes more nitrous oxide in the process. So, the problem is, why are these gases coming into the car cabin mainly thru the defroster & however else.
It is particularly frustrating since this is a brand new car. Can you please give me your take on this problem & what I can do to fix it. Thanks.
Before you blame it on the exhaust system, try sitting in the car for a while without running the engine. If you still feel sick, blame it on the interior fabric.
I ran into a similar situation about ten years ago with a woman from Stevens Point, WI. Her throat was seriously burned in a house fire, and that made her extremely sensitive to the exhaust coming in through the fresh air vent from the cars in front when she was in traffic, but she found too that it was the interior of her car that she had just bought. After extensive research into her sensitivity, she wrote a book about her findings. Sorry that I don't remember her name or the name of the book.
The exhaust systems of most cars built since the '96 models are so extremely clean that you can suck on the tail pipe and live to tell about it. Basically you'll get bored is all.
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