Odor from HVAC vents on Chrysler Aspen

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: 65,026 (12,600–150,000)
3 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009
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2008 Chrysler Aspen 55,000 mi,
Terrible moldy smell from vents. It's making us SICK! My chest feels tight, bad cough, hard to breath. My son's ears feel clogged, and sinus pressure, nausea, SICK! Don't know how to fix it!!!!! NO cabin filter on the Aspens!!!!! ):
musty odor coming from the HVAC
2007 Chrysler Aspen 150,000 mi,
We have tried everything to get rid of the smell. Just finally came across yesterday that it might be a problem in the vent or the air cabin filter, which my car does not even have. The smell is so bad people smell it on me after I get out of the car. Unacceptable Chrysler.
2007 Chrysler Aspen 24,000 mi,
Smell from vents is awful. Especially in the summer. It is so bad I want to get rid of the Truck
musty odor coming from AC vents, i usually run the AC vents full blast for a minute then it's not as strong:(
2009 Chrysler Aspen 62,000 mi,
Musty smell from air vents when AC mode is shut off. No smell when AC running.
i can smell on my jacket even after I take it off in my house..it starts making my house stink; Should be a recall/class action. Ridiculous
Musty smell when first turning on the heater or air conditioner fan.
Just started to experience the same musty, moldy smell.
2009 Chrysler Aspen 63,000 mi,
Same here...musty odor for first 30 seconds running AC.
musty odor when I run the air - just did research and see that I am not the only one with this problem
2007 Chrysler Aspen 112,000 mi,
Musty odor just started this summer. Wondered if there was a cabin filter that needed cleaned/replaced.
weird smell coming from HVAC.
The AC has a musty odor on my Aspen Chrysler.
I have had this problem since purchase.I have reported it to the delear with no response. Please give solution.
2007 Chrysler Aspen 94,000 mi,
When i turn on my Ac it smells terrible like a dirty rag am getting really tried of this what can I do?
2007 Chrysler Aspen 15,000 mi,
Had a musty odor coming from the AC when first turned on, then either smell goes away or I am getting used to it. The dealer used some new process (~ $100) to get rid of the odor which worked for about 10000 miles but now the odor is starting to come back. Other than that, I have had no other issues with this vehicle and it has a lot of power with the 5.7 Hemi. My previous vehicle (1997 Ford F150) never got a musty smell even after 11 years which tells me that there must be some design flaw since both vehicles were in the same environments.
2008 Chrysler Aspen 40,020 mi,
Musty odor when A/C is first turned on.
2008 Chrysler Aspen 37,500 mi,
Have been fighting this for over a year. Finally getting a handle on it but here comes summer and probably problems again.