I have never noticed this smell before, but today I had to swing by my gf's house to pick something up. I parked in her driveway and left the car running...came back about a minute later and when I hopped in the car I noticed a fairly strong scent like battery acid. I put the windows down and drove on to the next destination, about a mile away. When I got there I popped the hood and checked the battery and it looked fine, and I couldnt smell anything either. Was/is this anything to worry about?? What could have caused that smell beside the battery??
No, no leaks...the car has no detectable problems at all (besides the damn hatch rattle...grrrr)...this battery acid smell was the first thing I've noticed in the time I've had the car. Like I said though, you cant smell it while the car is in motion.
From what I've smelled(recently blown up batteries, leaking batteries, long destroyed batteries, car batteries in general), battery acid smells nothing like any fuel I've ever smelled, it smells like sulfur