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

 
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013

Average Mileage: 46,803 mi (11,140 mi - 115,000 mi)

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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.

  •  Rookie

    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!

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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, , 11,140 mi

    We have 8 of them in our fleet. Most have this problem. The vehicles have been in service since July 2013.

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  • Visitor, , 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/

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  • Visitor, , 30,000 mi

    Smell of horse manure whenever activating heater or ac

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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