PT Cruiser

Odor from HVAC vents on Chrysler PT Cruiser

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: 93,754 (28,000–277,736)
10 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
38 people reported this problem
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Had a smell like bad tunsfish! Looked up on the web and found it was a design issue in the ductwork. I sprayed Lysol down into the fresh air intake while the windows were open and the fan on and it removed the problem completly!
been dealing with this issues for at least three years now! Do I have to take the damn car apart on a weekly basis to keep it not stinky - I certainly can't afford to pay someone to clean it on a weekly basis - that's for damn sure!!!!!!!!!!!!11
air conditioner had a musty oder, blows hot after being serviced and had a light mist coming from the air vents.