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Odor from HVAC vents on Dodge Magnum

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 81,527 (42,000–147,750)
4 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
17 people reported this problem
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I get a periodic odor -- couldn't pinpoint the source but it smells like raw chicken, i.e., like a the odor one would get if a package of chicken had leaked. And I don't buy or eat chicken
Really bad smell in car, smells like mold/mildew and is extremely strong
a very strong musty odor when you turn on the a/c from the vents.
it occasionally is a foul smell coming out of my vents even after being detailed with car airfreshners.hvac problems
I too have a musty odor when the AC is on, never bothered to fix it though. I just don't use the AC.
Any time the A/C or heat is turned on, a musty smell emits into the cabin. Eventually, the smell subsides but the smell it bothersome and embarrassing nonetheless. I'm unsure if the air is harmful to those in the cabin as this does sound like a mold issue.