Odor from HVAC vents on Dodge Magnum

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.

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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
6 people shared problem details
2008 Dodge Magnum70,000
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
2005 Dodge Magnum42,000
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.
2005 Dodge Magnum60,000
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.

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