I know on my Ascent my heat and AC were run for a bit before I picked it up, which contributed to far less of a smell when I did. Wondering if that's the differences you noted between your Ascent and Forester.Thanks for the feedback, but never had this smell on my brandnew forester xt touring when i got it last 2016. Will monitor this ascent , probably have the heater run on purpose and full blast the fan with open windows to check if this bad smell will go away.
2nd time to turn ON heater this morning and i smell burnt material, not sure what it is but the smell is not right, i turned off the AC is gone. Temp is 76, AC is ON. Anyone with similar experience? Thank you. 900 miles Ascent.