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How To Fix Your Tesla’s HVAC Smell (TMC Podcast Clip)

Here's a quick PSA from @lUtriaNt on how you might be able to fix the HVAC smell issue in the Model 3 and Y, as well as some context. Hope this helps!


This is a clip from the Tesla Motors Club Podcast #15. The full episode is linked in this article:

 
Here's a quick PSA from @lUtriaNt on how you might be able to fix the HVAC smell issue in the Model 3 and Y, as well as some context. Hope this helps!


This is a clip from the Tesla Motors Club Podcast #15. The full episode is linked in this article:

I have a 2020 Model Y in Florida. I do get that putrid smell frequently causing me to regularly change cabin filters and spray Klima-Cleaner in the filter space. It is a pain.
 
Here's a quick PSA from @lUtriaNt on how you might be able to fix the HVAC smell issue in the Model 3 and Y, as well as some context. Hope this helps!


This is a clip from the Tesla Motors Club Podcast #15. The full episode is linked in this article:

This podcast was not helpful. They’re in California with a dry heat and admit they’ve never had the issue before. I’d like to hear someone who HAS had the issue or from somebody from the South or a place of very high humidity offer their solution.
I’m in Rhode Island and have a 2021 MY LR and have been battling the smell since getting the car. I changed the filters twice and use 2 cans of Kool-it evaporator cleaner (one is not enough I’ve found) and that is the only fix I’ve found to work—albeit temporary—the smell returns after a few months, especially after lots of rain and high humidity.
I run the a/c on auto, and just have gotten used to trying to remember to turn on the a/c via the tesla app before getting in the car so that it gives it a few minutes for the nasty smell to clear before I get in.
 
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