Kaytie (Baltimore, Maryland) - 2003 Ford Focus
A question about a smell. Occasionally, when she starts the car, stops at a red light hits a big bump or pothole, car smells of burnt oil. Otherwise it runs great. Tom and Ray believe oil is leaking from someplace--maybe the transaxle, and hitting the hot exhaust system. She should check the level of the transmission fluid and the oil to see if either is low. Her mechanic should be able to see where the leak is coming from. Could be serious, she should get it checked.