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.
Odor from HVAC vents on Volkswagen Rabbit
Average mileage: 50,285 (13,000–95,000)
11 people reported this problem
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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit13,000Visitor
Turning on a/c smells like moldy socks for about 30 seconds to a minute!
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit95,000Visitor
smells like cheesy feet
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit40,000Visitor
Bad odor when I use the Conditioner.
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit50,000Visitor
I had a similar issue and found that a cabin air filter replacement seemed to do the trick.
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit44,000Visitor
musty skunk odor when ac has not been used in a while