Have you noticed a burning smell from under the hood? Not all smells associated with your vehicle are normal—in fact, anything unusual or particularly strong should be investigated. Though the cause of a burning smell can vary, a wiring problem, which could lead to a fire, is of immediate concern. The problem could also stem from an oil leak or problems with the brakes, exhaust, or clutch. Because the problem could be potentially serious, it’s important to have burning smells diagnosed immediately.