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.
Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen CC Odor from HVAC vents
Volkswagen CC Problem
Average Mileage: 38,500 mi (12,000 mi - 65,000 mi)
Visitor, 2010 Volkswagen CC, 65,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2011 Volkswagen CC, 12,000 mi
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.