If you think you’re smelling traces of urine, there’s a chance that it might have come from some kind of rodent. Hopefully it was a brief visit and that he didn’t get too comfortable in your car.JBLMadtown wrote: The smell is almost like a combination of mildew and urine.
Typically there is a drain opening or tube in the ventilation system that is supposed to let any collected water leak out under the car. I hope that the dealer checked to make sure it wasn't clogged, pinched, or kinked.JBLMadtown wrote:It seems that there is something wrong in the design of the AC that is causing water to collect somewhere and get moldy, or there is another part of the engine that is causing the smell and it comes in through the ac.
Although it isn’t always convenient, I think this is a good idea. I’ve done this in all my cars, whether or not they had automatic climate control. A few minutes before I reaching my destination, I would keep the fan running, turn the A/C to ‘off’, and switch the mode from “re-circulated” to “fresh” air. I’d even increase the fan speed depending on humidity.sashki2 wrote: I used to turn of a/c as I was approaching the house to do just that but the era of automatic climate controls kind of killed that habit and I keep forgetting doing it anymore.
Tough call here, but you might be right. I guess it depends on how nice your dealership is about taking care of these kinds of issues.sashki2 wrote:So you, guys, think the smell removal should be covered under warranty? Seems like a gray area too me. They would have hard time to deny warranty for a brand new car but as the car getting close to the end of warranty they could always blame it on the environment because technically nothing is broken.
...or you got used to it ad don't smell it anymore?KingZee wrote:I just turn the heater on at full blast when it happens and when I switch back to AC the smell is usually gone.
Well that stinksJBLMadtown wrote:I just bought a brand new 2011 Infiniti Ex and there is a consistently bad smell coming from the ac. The smell is almost like a combination of mildew and urine. I took it in for service and they said they "cleaned out the AC" but the smell persists. How should I proceed? Has anyone else had this issue?
Lol, no it comes back from time to time, when the ACs been running for a while and I turn the car off while it's still running. But a couple of minutes of the heater running usually takes care of it, I'm guessing it dries out the left over water in the pipes that's causing the smell.sashki2 wrote:...or you got used to it ad don't smell it anymore?KingZee wrote:I just turn the heater on at full blast when it happens and when I switch back to AC the smell is usually gone.