Precursor to the hit piece.
In my experience, the only time the ICE runs with the car stopped is right after it is started until it comes up to temperature. After that, the Start/Stop algorithm shuts the ICE down whenever you get below a certain speed and certainly when you are stopped, for example at a red light.Actually mine are fine too, really. They're not as tight as a BMW or Merc but tight enough. With the driver's window all the way down and in light traffic, you do get a smoke wiff every once in a while from the exhaust pipe on the side. It's only natural that it happens, does not bother me, but as inept as they guy may be, he's got a point about the exhaust fumes.
Sid is awesome! And I learned something new about my Karma. I had no idea that it came with a nut crusher.Rebuttal from the owner.