Volkswagen Beetle Problem Report

Volkswagen Beetle Odor from HVAC vents

(12 reports)

A musty odor may be noted from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more due to condensation in the heater case. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is available for the heater case and the drain system should be checked for debris.

I have a smell coming out of the vents. At first I thought it was the last mechanic that worked on it and have used a couple of bottles of Frebreeze. Nothing. I thought it was like that Jerry Seinfeld show then realized it was coming out of the vents. It can get pretty nasty. Glad I found this site!!! -
same musty odor when switching from heat to ac and ac to heat -
When switching from heat to AC or back to AC. -
not fixed...just open the windows with the AC on high, till odor goes away. -
Dealership used a very strong cleaner. It took days for it to air out. -
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