Odor from HVAC vents on Dodge Neon

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: 89,861 (4,200–172,000)
11 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
34 people reported this problem
8 people shared problem details
2005 Dodge Neon65,000
Exact same situation. I used to date a girl who frequently smoked in my car. When we broke up, I had hoped the musty smell would leave with her, but it has not. I don't know what this is.
2000 Dodge Neon11,001
We bought this vehicle brand new. We don't smoke or allow anyone else to smoke. We now have a musty smell coming through vents when putting on defogger and air condition.
2002 Dodge Neon172,000
i noticed that funky smell as soon as i bought it ,turned on the ac and ick, i thought the previous owner must have been some weird freak , the car was super clean so it didn't make sense though
2003 Dodge Neon50,000
When returning to van and starting ac we get a musty odor.
2005 Dodge Neon90,000
smells musty/moldy when turning on air or heat
2005 Dodge Neon4,200
when the air is running in the morning it smell's like sewer.
2000 Dodge Neon130,000
Foul odor coming from ac/heat vents
2000 Dodge Neon86,000
weard smell coming from the vent while a/c is on or heat
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