Odor from air conditioner

Asked by May 26, 2016 at 05:35 PM about the 2009 Honda Civic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 09 Civic with 25K miles (city driver) that's
why the low miles, i always have serviced at the
dealer.  I  just turned on the air conditioner and a
terrible odor fumes smell is blowing out.  What
would be causing that?

5 Answers

13,035

Have the dealer use a hand held gas analyzer check for CO the exhaust might have a minor leak? is this only when the AC is on.. A cracked exhaust manifold can poison a person in the cabin.Regards

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
254,415

You might also have bacteria and mold growing on the AC condenser. Running the AC and then not running vented air or turning off the AC before you shut the car down will help the bacteria grow. The coils can be cleaned.

254,415

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrVc_FXrbHY

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

The odor smells like chemicals/Freon not mold. I checked beneith the car, it is not leaking. Thank you for responding.

Yes, the odor is only when the A/C is on.

Your Answer

Civic

Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

CarGurus has 3,478 nationwide Civic listings starting at $995.

Postal Code:

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,030
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
84 Great Deals out of 1,069 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic Coupe
69 Great Deals out of 935 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
189 Great Deals out of 3,747 listings starting at $2,245
Used Toyota Camry
60 Great Deals out of 1,938 listings starting at $850
Used Honda CR-V
54 Great Deals out of 2,563 listings starting at $1,997
Used Nissan Altima
68 Great Deals out of 1,322 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mazda MAZDA3
178 Great Deals out of 2,680 listings starting at $880
Used Hyundai Elantra
188 Great Deals out of 3,421 listings starting at $2,950
Used Honda Accord Coupe
13 Great Deals out of 359 listings starting at $2,445
Used Ford Focus
116 Great Deals out of 2,709 listings starting at $1,100
Used Ford Mustang
9 Great Deals out of 1,128 listings starting at $1,250
Used BMW 3 Series
147 Great Deals out of 1,805 listings starting at $3,200
Used Nissan Sentra
201 Great Deals out of 1,635 listings starting at $1,950
Used Hyundai Sonata
52 Great Deals out of 1,394 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Civic For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 1,139 listings starting at $17,826
2016 Honda Civic For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 162 listings starting at $17,494
2015 Honda Civic For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 253 listings starting at $10,900
2014 Honda Civic For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 362 listings starting at $7,995
2013 Honda Civic For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 504 listings starting at $7,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.