Have you tried changing the cabin air filter as recommended in this thread 2 reply's above yours?I REALLY wish I read this forum prior to purchasing my 2012 Camry. My car STINKS every morning when I get inside. The stinch is coming from my vents and I fear that the odor is a hazard to my health. I took my car to the dealership and of course they said they didn't smell anything and that nothing was wrong. This is the "nicest" car that I have ever purchased, but I have never experienced anything like this before.
Can I insist that the dealership repairs the underlying problem with my air conditioner? Is this issue covered under the Toyota Care warranty?
I never thought that I'd fall out of love with this car so quickly :-(
On all my cars I run the air conditioner when the engine is runnig and have never had an odor. On my Auto HVAC systems the computer decides if it recirculates or uses fresh air.I just bought the new air filters listed above for my Camry with 400 Miles on it, I am trying to get ahead of the problem. But, My 2006 GMC CC PU has the same issue. I researched it and has been stated it is due to water collecting in the coil and growing mildew. I sprayed and sprayed cans of Lysol though it and it would help temporarlily but what has helped the most has also been stated. Shut off the A/C about a mile or so from your destination and let the air blow while in the fresh mode. It takes a while to clear up but it does eventually go away.
Well, then enjoy the Funk and keep the A/C on, My 2003 Honda accord EX didn't smell either no matter how much you ran the A/C. I suppose my GMC and the Camry uses some sort of different design that does not drain as well or something.On all my cars I run the air conditioner when the engine is runnig and have never had an odor. On my Auto HVAC systems the computer decides if it recirculates or uses fresh air.
Same thing happened to me. Brought in to dealer, said they didn't smell anything. Also will not admit to problem; claimed they "hadn't had anyone else have smelly A/C problem." Won't do anything. I'm angry.Brought our car to dealer for smell, of course they said they did not smell anything, B.S. Told me to spray lysol in air way. They wont admit they have a problem.
Yes but when you turn the A/C back on do you get the moldy smell?I've managed to clear it up some by just running the fan with fresh air setting, A/C off, while driving on cooler days, and in the evenings. If the weather is nice I usually cruise around town with the windows down anyway.
Obviously not a good fix though in hot weather though for sure.