Musty and Moldy A/C
Toyota air conditioners smell like mold in numerous vehicles. So what's causing the musty smell and just how dangerous is it?…Continue reading article "Musty and Moldy A/C"
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Where Hvac Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- foul smell when you turn on AC in the 2012 Camry
- musty smell from A/C in the 2014 Camry
- moldy wet smell from ac/heat vents in the 2013 Camry
- musty/sour smell from the ventilation system in the 2013 RAV4
- cold air does not come out of all vents in the 2007 Camry
- A/C not working properly in the 2014 Corolla
- odor from AC in the 2013 Highlander
Toyota has blamed a musty A/C smell on microbes [i.e., mold] growing o the evaporator surface and now a lawsuit wants them to do something about it.
The plaintiffs claim the vehicles have defective heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that cause smells and health problems from mold that collects on the evaporators. Numerous complaints have allegedly been filed with the government, Toyota and Lexus dealerships nationwide since at least 1999.
This isn't the first time Toyota has been sued for musty A/C units.keep reading article "Air Conditioner Lawsuit Complains About Mold Smell From Toyota HVAC"
The Toyota Camry stinks and now there's a lawsuit intent on proving it
. The Camry's ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) uses an evaporator inside the vehicle's dashboard. According to the plaintiffs, as cold refrigerant passes into the evaporator it mixes with warm air from the passenger cabin to create moisture. The condenser moisture mixes with things from the HVAC's outside vents – dead insects, pollen, leaves, and other fun stuff – to eventually turn into a moldy and stinky mess.…keep reading article "Toyota Camry Musty A/C Lawsuit"