Odor from HVAC vents on Dodge Grand Caravan

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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Average mileage: 106,217 (6,000–215,000)
17 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016
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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 52,000 mi,
We started noticing a musty smell coming from our vents. The smell is only present when the vents are on. It is horrible. We took the van to the dealership where we always have it serviced. They want $110 just to see where the problem is. I am not the only one who has this problem, they need to recall the parts that are causing this problem and fix it. I will never buy dodge again. Way to many problems!!!!!! And they fight tooth and nail not to fix their own poorly engineered vehicles!!!!
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 144,440 mi,
We have a 2005 Grand Caravan SE. A musty odor comes out of the air vents when the AC is on. Noticed it start over the last month. Appears that there is no cabin filter so looking for a solution to eliminate the odor.
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan 65,700 mi,
Horse manure smell when AC and or Heat is turned on
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 112,000 mi,
Musty smell coming out of the vents when A/C or heat is turned on.
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 70,000 mi,
When turning on the blower, heater or AC, smell coming from the vents was like manure. Took the van to the dealer and they could not find the problem. They put a refresher into the system which lessened the smell, but did not completely eliminate it. It's now wait and see.
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 60,500 mi,
Same problem, with musty odor, smells like urine when AC is first turned on. Just started this summer 2011. Where is the AC exit pipe??? "REPLACE THE EXIT PIPE AND PUT A SILICON TO DRAIN THE WATER OUT SIDE THE CAR" post a picture please
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 130,000 mi,
moldy, musty, un-removable odor
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 76,000 mi,
did not fix it as of yet. but now I know what it is.
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 103,000 mi,
Musty smell whenever the A/C units starts and from the drivers door when the window is opened.
Changed cabin filter and used shop vac to suck out vents helped out alot
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 68,000 mi,
Every time we get into the van my husband starts sneezing. He has said for years that the vents blow moldy smells.
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 85,000 mi,
whenever the air or heat is turned on - the smell coming from the vents is very musty and does not go away unless you turn off the fan. Tried all kinds of car air freshner to no avail.
Not fixed yet - but was advised that it's a mold issue and there is a spray you can purchase at an auto parts store and it stops the mold and keeps it from coming back.
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan 6,000 mi,
Had a 2015 Journey and traded that POS because of all the problems unfortunately I was stupid and bought a 2016 Grand Caravan. If you have ran the A/C at all and then park for the night or you have been running the A/C and turn it off and run just the fan it absolutely smells like _hit for quite a long time. I also have a hot rubber hose smell when van is at operating temperature and I have the fan on A/C or no A/C. This is two of several issues but I have a sensitive sense of smell so this problem is the worse. I would rather have the Journey back.
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 133,000 mi,
Odor smell coming from the vents when I turn the heat on. How do I fix it, please, guys?
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 104,032 mi,
I havent had a chance to fix it but it gives me a headache as soon as I turn heater onfast and it does not go away it seems to get worse as it gets hotter . Looking to fix it I will let you no
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan 72,000 mi,
Smell from vents
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 145,000 mi,
I just bought the van used. I inspected the car before I bought it and turned on the A/C and heat. There was a slight smell but it wasn't anything I would consider out of the ordinary for a 10-year old used family van. thirty miles into the trip home, the A/C was on and smelled very moldy, similar to an old motel room.
ordor happened right after restart operate air conditioner, never fixed, it will all right after running 20 minutes.
Musky Odor when air condition starts blowing again now after it been taking apart and thought was fix? Costly for sure. Help, help From Harold F.