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Possible heater issue, occasional "burning smell" on Max setting.

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I am hesitant to call this a problem, and am wondering if anyone else has noticed this? Perhaps this will go away over time (car was purchased end of Nov, only 3500 miles).

Several times now I have been running without ERDTT. Outside temperature was upper 40's, and I had the heater on Max for a quicker cabin warm-up. After about 10 minutes I noticed the odor of "hot-electronics", seemed to diminish when i switched to eco. I assume the Volt HVAC system incorporates a resistive heating element, and wonder if this is what I am smelling? Have others noticed this? Perhaps it will go away over time, or ....?
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Purchase it used, or a demo? A 2017 or 2016? With so little miles, it is possible that the car has not used heat very much, or at all, especially if it was sitting around. It's likely just residue from the manufacturing process. Give it a good blast or two on MAX for a period of time to clear it out.
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