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Old 04-21-2012, 10:04 PM
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Default 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
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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.
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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
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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.eshine.ca/1z_einszett_kli...t_85oz-115.php
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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.
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Do you run the AC on re-circ often?
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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 ?

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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.
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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.
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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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