Odor from HVAC vents on Dodge Intrepid

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 144,942 (35,000–300,000)
12 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
30 people reported this problem
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whenever i put the air on, it smells heavily of something i can only relate to lipstick. not sure what is causing it.
I am having the same issues... everytime i open the door its smells as if the carpet or seat was wet and it just sat there... i cant stand it... even when getn the interior shampood and cleaned...after a couple of days... the scent was still there!!
One say all was fine the next day my car started smelling like malt vinegar and the smell will not go away.
Whenever the air system is on either cold or hot I get the smell of plastic or what my kids say smells like band aids. It's not a real bad musty smell but it is noticeable and has been around for the last year or so.