I know this is an older thread but I noticed this burning rubber like smell again today. I had been driving in DS mode for probably 15 minutes. As soon as I smelled it I switched back to D and the smell went away.
This happened a few months ago too. That time I pulled over and checked under the hood but nothing was smoking and I couldn't smell it anymore.
Come to think of it, both times I was driving up a hill on the freeway.
Anyone learned anything else about this?
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