Dodge Nitro Problems

Odor from HVAC vents on Dodge Nitro

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.

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Dodge Nitro Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 95,237 (53,423–161,000)
3 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2010
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Afoul odor is always present. There are times when it is unbearable. we have tried many things including having the car detailed every month and spraying with deodorizers and disinfectants to no avail. The problem has not been fixed.
Air vents smell like rotted, stagnant water. Nothing helps and I tried everything. Also found out that the 2007 SLT does not have cabin air filters!
I have the problem of foul smell coming out of the vents, especially when the heater is on, smells like a greasy oily unkept Garage blowing out of the vents
There is a odor that comes from the airconditioner. I just keep spraying airfreshener. But I know it is defective.