Volkswagen CC Problem Report

Volkswagen CC Odor from HVAC vents

(17 reports)

Condensation may develop in the heater case which can cause a musty odor from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system.  Our technicians tell us the drain system should be checked for debris. In addition, a cleaner is available for the heater case.

I bought the 2010 CC to replace a 2002 Volvo S60 2.5T. I thought I was in the clear with having to constantly change light bulbs, but I was wrong. Like the Volvo, I am changing a light on the CC every other month. Don't buy at dealer any more as they charge 3x's as an auto shop + $25 to install. Really! Everytime I turn on the AC it smells like my father-in-law just took off his shoes. Had to replace the battery at 55k, left me stranded 2x's. I have had the Volvo for 11 years, 200,000 miles - not once have I replaced the battery. Just last month took in for battery, now check engine light came on again. I took to dealer and it is the manifold. Seriously, a $35K so called luxury car, and this is what German engineering has come to. Extremely disappointed. -
I have the same problem!!!! I hate it -
Odor from vents when a/c is turned on but seems to happen with just any start up for a period of time. -
Mold throughout HVAC system due to leaves covering the air intake -
odor coming from vents after long use of ac -
Same funky ass smell whenever the AC is first turned on. And now the damn interior lights stay on the entire time I'm driving the car. Dealership wants to charge $815 to replace a "module" that will fix the light issue. -
A very bad smell coming from the air vents. The dealership replace the air filtor and that help for awhile. -
Same musty odor. I wasn't sure why. I've just learned to live with it. -
I have had this happen at the end of every season. I have had it treated twice now and they say it is just Florida. Bull. I have had tons of cars in FL and none have ever done this. -