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From the first day :| I noticed that in my Atlas (bought it last saturday) about 10-20 minutes after start has a burning oil smell that later disappeared. Same issue every day.
VW dealership says -"It is not unusual for a brand new vehicle to have some scents like that during their 'break-in' period."
Is anyone else had the same issue?
 

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Have you found out what's the so called "acceptable" range of oil to be burning? That might help as a benchmark and to see how bad it actually is.
 

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Have you found out what's the so called "acceptable" range of oil to be burning? That might help as a benchmark and to see how bad it actually is.
I'm not sure what means the "acceptable" range of oil to be burned. I think it's not acceptable. Anyway the oil level is normal (not overfilled), also nothing drips under the car. No smoke from exhaust system. Everything looks perfect except that weird smell that disappears after 10 minutes.
 

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New vehicles from factory often have a plethora of factory coatings. I would wait 100 miles or so for all of these to burn off to see if the problem persists.
 

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I'm not sure what means the "acceptable" range of oil to be burned. I think it's not acceptable. Anyway the oil level is normal (not overfilled), also nothing drips under the car. No smoke from exhaust system. Everything looks perfect except that weird smell that disappears after 10 minutes.
I suggest you start with that first by either contacting your dealer or even VW USA (or whatever region you're from).
You should especially do that if the issue continues and maybe even test out another Atlas on the dealers lot.
 

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Glad to hear it @PapapLeo! This is one of the most common problems that we hear about on newer cars, and dealers should be making new owners aware of this likelihood.
 
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