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Dodge Charger Cleaner/Disinfectant Issued to Address Musty Odor in AC System

Dodge Charger Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013

Average Mileage: 49,061 mi (11,140 mi - 115,000 mi)


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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    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!

    Hog Farmer NOT!

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  • I've had it cleaned a couple times and now it's back.

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  • Visitor, , 64,000 mi

    Odor from A/C....very odd!

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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!

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  • 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.

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    odor went I turn on the ac

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    HVAC musty smell when kicking on the AC- contacting the dealer tomorow morning.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 23,456 mi

    Smells like a hog farm.

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