Odor from HVAC vents on Chrysler Sebring

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: 68,528 (7,000–150,000)
6 model years affected: 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010
35 people reported this problem
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Musty Smell from A/C Vents.
Musty smell when AC or heater turned on. Has been months this is going on.
Musty odor when I first put the ac on. Goes away after a few minutes.
Musty smell of unknown origin. Seems worse during rainy weather.
when I turn on defrost in smells like musty lint burning
Everytime I start up my car a very musty odor and after a while it leaves. I really don't like the smell!
Everytime I put my AC on smells like AC liquid
Chemical. / ? Can it be Florida whether
Just had a used transmission installed in my 2004 Sebring. Worked nearly perfect after installation but fail miserably the second day by not moving in the forward gears. The vehicle had no problem engaging in reverse.
Just riding along and bad smell coming out of the vents.
Musty smell from when initially turning on ac
Musty odor coming from AC
I just purchased the car Sebring 2007, 2.4 l, sedan. I detected immediately that musty odor is coming into a cabine like somebody has burned the plastic or rubish material.
Vents smell musty when running AC
Musty smell. Almost like the car had been smoked in .
I bought my chrystler sebring almost two years ago used, during the cold months and especially the rainy season the car will shake and turn off when at stop. I have read that this is a common problem with the 07 sebrings. The first thing anyone checks is the comupter and any lights that may go on, but my car always checks out fine. Finally after the thirs time taking it to my mechanic and talking to three diffrent people one may have solved my problem. They changed my air filter and said there was some carbon build up near the throttle. So far so good, i just need another rain to come to test it out in the harsher conditions. They told me that if it keeps giving me problems i may have to replace the throttle itself and it may come out to be pricey. I also had the issue of a musty smell since i purchashed the car, i think changing the air filter has solved that though.