Rotten egg smell

31 August 2012

I own a 2010 Falcon G6 that has done 9800 km. So far it runs very smoothly and has given no trouble except for the rotten egg smell from exhaust. I believe it's due to the catalytic converter in a new car and it gets better with aging, but I need to get it fixed.

Shibu Jacob

A rotten egg smell is usually associated with a catalytic converter that has failed, but it's unusual that it has happened as such low kilometres. It will not get any better with age, and the usual way of fixing it is to replace the converter.

Graham Smith, CarsGuide


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Published 31 August 2012

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