Just bought a 2013 Honda Civic EX & after driving it, had dizziness, sore, dry throat, face hot & red, along with pains in lungs & heart & a generalized sick feeling. I had the defroster & heater on most of the time when driving it. I know about exhaust fumes & engine gases, such as carbon monoxide & nitrous oxides & immediately did some research on the internet & found out these symptoms were connected with these engine gases, with the most obvious problem being the nitrous oxides.
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.
Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 7:05 AM