Odor from HVAC vents on Dodge Charger

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: 51,489 (11,140–138,265)
8 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
44 people reported this problem
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When I start up my Charger I swear I feel like she has been started up in the middle of a Hog Farm!! What can I do to rid my Charger from the terrible smell that is blowing from the A/C. I get nervous when people walk up to my car in fear that they can smell the ordor from my cabin! YUCK!

Sincerely,
Hog Farmer NOT!
I've got the same old musty smell when just using the ventilation fan. I have to turn on the a/c to get rid of the smell. I have a 2006 Charger with 126,000 miles and never had this problem. I guess I will see what the dealer can do.
Smells like a hog farm.
I've had it cleaned a couple times and now it's back.
moldy odor from the a/c
Car smells bad. It comes and goes. It is so disappointing that I drive this nice car and it has to smell horrible. It smells like dirty rags, musty, like mildew.
I have this problem. When my air comes on i get this odor. I changed out the cabin filter periodically but that doesn't seem to work.
Horrible smell coming from ac...I been to the dealer at least 5 times for this problem...each time they try something different but the smell continues to come back...I'm really getting p***ed off...I purchased this vehicle new and I'm having more problems with it than my old vehicle!
We have 8 of them in our fleet. Most have this problem. The vehicles have been in service since July 2013.
Odor from A/C....very odd!
Mine only smells when the heater is on. A/C is fine. It smells more like dead mouse to me, but the garage told me I'd have to go to a body shop and have it torn apart to find it or to check the filter inside the engine compartment (which mine is not equipped with). Guess I'll take mine in for the recall I received a card for in the mail and ask the mechanic at the dealership to look.
odor went I turn on the ac
HVAC musty smell when kicking on the AC- contacting the dealer tomorow morning.
Very bad smell, I thought till this day that it was my work boots I leave in trunk. But now I know that's not the case.
i thought some it was from water seeping in at top on windshieled. it was fixed, that was some of the problems but still have the smell.odor/
Smell of horse manure whenever activating heater or ac
Have a "moldy" odor from the HVAC vents. Took the car to the dealer who used some sort of disinfectant spray ... charged me $85 ... took care of the problem for about a month ... odor is back. I have had limited success with Lysol sprayed into the air intake (take the filter out first). I understand that the problem may come from a blocked drainage hose in the air box ... which I can (yet) find.
my car has the same problem it smells moldy i actually ha
d my ex ask me if i had a cat in my car becouse it has a faul odor.. i guesd i need to go check that out.
After the vehicle sits in the hot sun all day, when you go out to start it and the a/c is on its smells like a dead camel in the car. It is very embarasing if you have someone riding with you, not to mention if you have just eaten you feel like you are going to loose your lunch. To this day it still has not been fixed. We have had the car in the dealer several times and this is the first I have heard about Dodge issuing a cleaner / disinfectant to coat the evaporator to inhibit bacterial growth.