Odor from HVAC vents on Dodge Charger

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: 51,982 (11,140–138,265)
8 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
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When I start up my Charger I swear I feel like she has been started up in the middle of a Hog Farm!! What can I do to rid my Charger from the terrible smell that is blowing from the A/C. I get nervous when people walk up to my car in fear that they can smell the ordor from my cabin! YUCK! Sincerely, Hog Farmer NOT!
I've got the same old musty smell when just using the ventilation fan. I have to turn on the a/c to get rid of the smell. I have a 2006 Charger with 126,000 miles and never had this problem. I guess I will see what the dealer can do.
2009 Dodge Charger 24,500 mi,
moldy odor from the a/c
2013 Dodge Charger 23,456 mi,
Smells like a hog farm.
I've had it cleaned a couple times and now it's back.
2006 Dodge Charger 64,000 mi,
Odor from A/C....very odd!
2013 Dodge Charger 67,000 mi,
I have this problem. When my air comes on i get this odor. I changed out the cabin filter periodically but that doesn't seem to work.
2007 Dodge Charger 100,000 mi,
Mine only smells when the heater is on. A/C is fine. It smells more like dead mouse to me, but the garage told me I'd have to go to a body shop and have it torn apart to find it or to check the filter inside the engine compartment (which mine is not equipped with). Guess I'll take mine in for the recall I received a card for in the mail and ask the mechanic at the dealership to look.
2013 Dodge Charger 20,600 mi,
Horrible smell coming from ac...I been to the dealer at least 5 times for this problem...each time they try something different but the smell continues to come back...I'm really getting p***ed off...I purchased this vehicle new and I'm having more problems with it than my old vehicle!
2010 Dodge Charger 45,000 mi,
odor went I turn on the ac
2007 Dodge Charger 115,000 mi,
HVAC musty smell when kicking on the AC- contacting the dealer tomorow morning.
2006 Dodge Charger 34,565 mi,
Very bad smell, I thought till this day that it was my work boots I leave in trunk. But now I know that's not the case.
2013 Dodge Charger 11,140 mi,
We have 8 of them in our fleet. Most have this problem. The vehicles have been in service since July 2013.
2009 Dodge Charger 46,000 mi,
i thought some it was from water seeping in at top on windshieled. it was fixed, that was some of the problems but still have the smell.odor/
2006 Dodge Charger 30,000 mi,
Smell of horse manure whenever activating heater or ac
2008 Dodge Charger 115,000 mi,
Have a "moldy" odor from the HVAC vents. Took the car to the dealer who used some sort of disinfectant spray ... charged me $85 ... took care of the problem for about a month ... odor is back. I have had limited success with Lysol sprayed into the air intake (take the filter out first). I understand that the problem may come from a blocked drainage hose in the air box ... which I can (yet) find.
2007 Dodge Charger 29,000 mi,
my car has the same problem it smells moldy i actually ha d my ex ask me if i had a cat in my car becouse it has a faul odor.. i guesd i need to go check that out.
After the vehicle sits in the hot sun all day, when you go out to start it and the a/c is on its smells like a dead camel in the car. It is very embarasing if you have someone riding with you, not to mention if you have just eaten you feel like you are going to loose your lunch. To this day it still has not been fixed. We have had the car in the dealer several times and this is the first I have heard about Dodge issuing a cleaner / disinfectant to coat the evaporator to inhibit bacterial growth.
2008 Dodge Charger 30,000 mi,
same deal. Upon starting my car for about 10 seconds this nasty moldy, musty smell blows out my A/C, then it subsides. Have taken it back to the dealer twice for cleaning in the past month. Now I will do some investigative work myself to solve this issue. I love this car! this is my only issue with it since I bought it a month ago.