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Parked for the winter BMW X1 2015

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I am new to this forum.   I have a 2015 BMW X1 with 52, 000 km.    It has been parked for the winter since the beginning of Nov 2020 in my garage.  There is a strong smell coming from the car but no sign of leakage underneath.  Has anyone else had this problem or advice as to what might be wrong?



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Hi Kate

Welcome to the Forum

You don't say what smell Fuel, Electrical is it the car or something else in the garage.

I do know someone who had a car parked up for some time, mice had moved in. One of the furry little pests had chewed through a live cable, result dead mouse. The smell was something to behold !! You wouldn't believe that one small rodent could smell that bad 

If it has been parked up since November has it been on a trickle charger? I hope if it has the charger was connected at the charging points under the bonnet and not direct to the battery.




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