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  1. Frizzle Fry

    HEPA retrofit is worth every penny

    For anyone considering: definitely worth it! I’ve got a 2021 Model Y that just missed HEPA becoming standard. I live in an area that gets wildfire smoke, but there are also a lot of old vehicles and diesel trucks putt-puttering around town. I know from experience that wildfire smoke in the...
  2. M

    mecfs buying a new tesla car

    I have ME/CFS, I believe mine is caused by candida/mold, working on curing it. I am interested in buying a model 3 and was wondering due to the last few years of disinfectants, what have been peoples experiences with buying any of tesla's cars in the past few years as far as chemical...
  3. N

    Smelly stinky socks / mold in Model 3 AC

    Has anyone have any luck with understanding the warranty on the AC filter. We had the car for a few months when it started smelling like stinky socks and mold. We did not call it in right away since the car is not driven that much initially. Then when the passenger door did not close...
  4. N

    Help Please! Wine Spill Smell - Even after interior detail/shampoo

    Hello! I tried searching but didn't find anything. A bottle of red wine slipped from the back seat and shattered in the back, behind the seats and center console. Now the car smells, of course. Sadly even after a week of venting the windows, having all windows fully open during my 60 min...
  5. C

    BO Smell Embedded In Seat

    I am at my wits' end with a smell embedded in my car seat. A couple weeks ago I gave a friend a ride on a short road trip. He apparently suffers from terrible BO. The smell from him is now stuck into the passenger seat. It is most prevalent right where his arm pits would've been when sitting. I...
  6. M

    Weird burnt smell? Anyone else?

    Hey there, I have had my MY for just about a month now and LOVE it. Lots of fun to drive, etc. But, when I open the windows while driving (weather has been lovely in TX the last couple of weeks), I get this really funky burnt smell from the car. The smell is definitely battery-esque, though...
  7. W

    Air Filter location for replacement? MODEL Y

    Hi. I open the side panel at passenger seat to replace the ac filter. But I couldn't find it. It doesn't look as same as model 3. There are many videos from YouTube for only model 3. Not Y. Do you know where it is located? hope anyone can explain what to do in the picture. It smells very bad... :(
  8. plasmo

    Stinky sock smell is back after 1 year

    I swapped out my filters last year and foamed my a/c filter area with resolution of the stinky smell...until now. It’s back. Is this going to be a yearly thing???
  9. CertLive

    Preservation on that New Car Smell... forever

    I opened the garage to get the lawn mower out and had to open the door and sit in the M3 for a second. But after 4188 miles and 22c warmth it seems to still be building up that lovely new smell inside it was... exhilarating. How is everyone else fairing?
  10. D

    Model 3 STILL stinks even after cabin filters replaced - fluid low!

    TOPIC: Bad smell started ~Jun'19. My car delivered Feb'18. Tesla service replaced my cabin filters in Nov'19 I had them give me the OLD filters, they did not stink. Bad smell still exists in the car. Seems to be on the driver side primarily. Anyone else having this problem??? I decided to...
  11. 0

    How to remove the odor / mold smell from your AC

    In response to "Lanzer's" post on fixing your AC Smell, I want to show people how to fix their Tesla themselves from a video I made. It seems that some Service Centers cover it under warranty and some do not. I did not want to pay $200 dollars and asked the service center questions on how to do...
  12. plasmo

    Vomit smell when starting air conditioning

    For the past couple weeks, my air conditioning smells terrible (like vomit) for a few minutes, then eventually goes away. I checked my frunk to make sure nothing was left there, but cannot figure out why this is happening. The smell seems to be more and more noticeable recently. Does anyone...
  13. Lanzer

    AC odor removal and cleaning

    After a year of owning the Tesla Model 3, the car is starting to build the smell of mildew when the AC turns on. The smell goes away after a few minutes, and lucky for my fiancé, she can't smell it, but I can't get over dealing with the smell on a daily basis. The Tesla service center deemed...
  14. turbospecc

    Bad odor - filters replaced - mild smell still lingers when car is OFF - help?

    My Model S developed a musty/moldy odor, which the service center deemed as being due to dirty filters, after disassembling things and making sure there wasn't anything dead and decaying stuck in the car. They replaced the HEPA/cabin filters and the musty/moldy smell mostly went away, but still...
  15. F

    Fumes/Burnt smell in Tesla Model 3

    I was driving the other day on a city road and smelled this fumes from the cabin. It smelled like burning wire. I thought maybe it could be coming from outside but there was no construction or anything where I was driving. The smelled eventually went away. The next day, when I was driving, I...
  16. BLKMDL3

    Smelly feet smell from AC

    Since I got my new X90D on 8/24 this terrible smell from the A/C. It comes from the vents. Tried bioweapon defense mode and it doesnt help. Driving me crazy! What should I do. It smells like dirty feet. Here comes all the puns and jokes! Should I make appt at SC?
  17. D

    Burning Smell - Help

    When I came out into my garage yesterday morning, the entire garage had a strong smell of something burning electrical-wise. Also, my 60 MS's exterior was covered in condensation both inside and out. This has yet to clear up throughout the day. The car was not plugged in overnight and I...