Strange smell from vents
Earlier this past summer, when I started using my AC in the truck, a smell would come from the vents and last for a minute or so. Then be gone. The smell was a manure, barn or stable smell. Some friends have said it smells like band aids...but I still say manure.
The truck is a 2013 with 8600 km...btw
A search online showed I was not alone with this problem. Some people are still fighting with dealers to not just deodorize the vents but to fix the problem. Others have had their evaporators replaced and that seems to fix it.
I finally took it to the dealer 2 weeks ago. After many trained "sniffers" took their turn smelling the air coming out my vents, they all agreed it smells...LOL
The job was sent to the Ford Hotline. And I was told I would hear from them in a few days.
They called last week and said Ford will be replacing my evaporator. Apparently the seams are seaping refrigerant and there is some kind of mould issue also.
I take my truck in next week to have my dash removed and evaporator installed. I am very pleased that it is getting fixed but a little worried how many rattles and squeaks I'll have after the dash reinstall...LOL...oh well.
So if anyone is getting a strange smell from your vents, check into this issue.
2014 F150 FX4 | SuperCrew | 5.0L | 4x4 | Sterling Grey Metallic