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Strange Odor When Starting AC

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by scottman71, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. scottman71

    scottman71 Member

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    Don't know how to ask this without the obligatory joke response. My M3 has a strange, rotting odor when I first start the AC/Fan. It dissipates after a minute or so. Not sure if a critter got caught in there and met its demise, but if that was the case you'd think the smell would continue. Any thoughts on what it could be and any similar experiences?
     
  2. JulienW

    JulienW Active Member

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  3. patbaker82

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    I think this is a common issue. If you search around in the forums you'll find some other experiences and how to resolve.
     
  4. scottman71

    scottman71 Member

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    Awesome. Thank you!
     
  5. wrf2e

    wrf2e Member

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    Same issue. There are fixes you can do yourself, but Tesla is going to clean my coil and replace filters under warranty due to my car being less than 6 months. I would check with them.
     

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