Odor from HVAC vents on Chrysler PT Cruiser

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: 89,338 (28,000–277,736)
10 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
30 people reported this problem
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Had a smell like bad tunsfish! Looked up on the web and found it was a design issue in the ductwork. I sprayed Lysol down into the fresh air intake while the windows were open and the fan on and it removed the problem completly!
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 120,000 mi,
it smells like crayons.. And has a weird mildewish odor
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 50,000 mi,
been dealing with this issues for at least three years now! Do I have to take the damn car apart on a weekly basis to keep it not stinky - I certainly can't afford to pay someone to clean it on a weekly basis - that's for damn sure!!!!!!!!!!!!11
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 149,525 mi,
Smoke is coming from the inside of my vents. My defroster is not working.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 277,736 mi,
order when you run the heater
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 72,000 mi,
When we turn the AC on, we get this musty smell initially. The problem is not yet fixed
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 98,500 mi,
Musty smell in interior. Has not been resolved.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 36,000 mi,
vinegary smell from ac, was cleaned at deal er but smell came right back.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 107,306 mi,
smelly odor ugh
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 74,000 mi,
air conditioner had a musty oder, blows hot after being serviced and had a light mist coming from the air vents.