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thrillseeka 04-21-2012 10:04 PM

Musty smell from AC vents on a Brand new truck?
 
I know this happens to all vehicles at some point. But should it happen to my Brand new 2012 ram with 100 miles on it?

Happening to anyone else? I live in a very dry climate (El Paso Texas) wonder if this has anything to do with it. The truck is super clean, never smoke in it or leave anything wet in it. so i dont know.

Its driving me nuts! lol

2012Longhorn 04-22-2012 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by thrillseeka (Post 781932)
I know this happens to all vehicles at some point. But should it happen to my Brand new 2012 ram with 100 miles on it?

Happening to anyone else? I live in a very dry climate (El Paso Texas) wonder if this has anything to do with it. The truck is super clean, never smoke in it or leave anything wet in it. so i dont know.

Its driving me nuts! lol

Every now and then I get a hint of a musty smell also. It seems to be getting better though. Funny thing is that I received a survey for my truck, and one of the questions is about the musty smell.

daggertats 04-22-2012 08:32 AM

the make or at least they used to make a spray you could use in the vent system to take away that scent.....it worked on an older vehicle i had...might wanna give that a try

Asur 04-22-2012 10:39 AM

I use this, you can probably find it somewhere near you, on my Grand Cherokee I had that problem, used the following, never happened again.

http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/ima...ma_cleaner.jpg


http://www.eshine.ca/1z_einszett_kli...t_85oz-115.php

pogster 04-22-2012 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thrillseeka (Post 781932)
I know this happens to all vehicles at some point. But should it happen to my Brand new 2012 ram with 100 miles on it?

Happening to anyone else? I live in a very dry climate (El Paso Texas) wonder if this has anything to do with it. The truck is super clean, never smoke in it or leave anything wet in it. so i dont know.

Its driving me nuts! lol

With only a hundred miles on it its very unlikely you've got anything like mold growing in there, especially when you live in a dry climate. I'd drive it for a month or so and see what happens. It'll likely go away.

eldorado99 04-22-2012 12:28 PM

Do you run the AC on re-circ often?

thrillseeka 04-22-2012 01:45 PM

recirculate
 
Yes everytime i run it i run it on recycle cause i dont want to suck in dust from outside its crazy dusty here. Ill try that spray

Just curious where did you take the survey ?

2012Longhorn 04-22-2012 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by thrillseeka (Post 782311)
Yes everytime i run it i run it on recycle cause i dont want to suck in dust from outside its crazy dusty here. Ill try that spray

Just curious where did you take the survey ?

I got two surveys, one for each vehicle we bought. It came from Dodge directly to my email. Maybe because I registered the vehicles on the website.

eldorado99 04-22-2012 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by thrillseeka (Post 782311)
Yes everytime i run it i run it on recycle cause i dont want to suck in dust from outside its crazy dusty here. Ill try that spray

I'm willing to bet that is why you're getting the smell. The cure is to clean the evap coils with something like the product suggested above. Moisture builds up when you leave it on re-circ mode. It is a good idea to run it in normal AC mode (outside air) for the last couple minutes of travel to help dry out the system when using AC. Some cars seem to be more vulnerable to this than others.

2012Longhorn 04-22-2012 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by eldorado99 (Post 782392)
I'm willing to bet that is why you're getting the smell. The cure is to clean the evap coils with something like the product suggested above. Moisture builds up when you leave it on re-circ mode. It is a good idea to run it in normal AC mode (outside air) for the last couple minutes of travel to help dry out the system when using AC. Some cars seem to be more vulnerable to this than others.

We've had a lot of cars, new and old, and nothing like this on a new car...ever! Is it because it's a RAM, and they smell?


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