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Old 05-18-2012, 06:20 PM   #66
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I'm not sure if I'm having the same problem as everyone else, as my a/c still gets cold, but as I've approached 500 miles today when the car was first started with the climate control system in automatic with the a/c on it was blowing musty or moldy smelling air for a while until it started to get cool. Please tell me that this is a systemic failure, and that although I wanted to drive a new car in part due to having air conditioning I won't be able to enjoy one which was already broken?

I understand it can take a moment to get cool air, but on auto the car turns the blower up to full and I'm not sure if the drain is working properly or not but that smell is awfully reminiscent of what used to happen with my Grandmother's 1999 Taurus, at least when she hadn't been using the a/c for awhile, I can't recall what was wrong then, but she used to spray lysol into the vents, but I don't want to have to resort to that in a brand new car.
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