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

12,815

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.
251,145

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.

251,145

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 4,113 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,494.

Postal Code:

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,040
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,020
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    990
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
62 Great Deals out of 1,114 listings starting at $748
Used Honda Civic Coupe
52 Great Deals out of 980 listings starting at $1,795
Used Toyota Corolla
161 Great Deals out of 3,413 listings starting at $2,394
Used Toyota Camry
42 Great Deals out of 1,593 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda CR-V
50 Great Deals out of 2,706 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Altima
70 Great Deals out of 1,275 listings starting at $2,750
Used Hyundai Elantra
156 Great Deals out of 3,443 listings starting at $2,490
Used Mazda MAZDA3
167 Great Deals out of 2,577 listings starting at $2,250
Used Honda Accord Coupe
14 Great Deals out of 371 listings starting at $3,950
Used Ford Focus
129 Great Deals out of 2,546 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Mustang
9 Great Deals out of 1,191 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Sentra
161 Great Deals out of 1,751 listings starting at $1,987
Used Hyundai Sonata
46 Great Deals out of 1,292 listings starting at $1,781
Used BMW 3 Series
152 Great Deals out of 1,908 listings starting at $2,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Civic For Sale
1,649 listings starting at $16,490
2016 Honda Civic For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 157 listings starting at $16,990
2015 Honda Civic For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 271 listings starting at $10,995
2014 Honda Civic For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 430 listings starting at $8,945
2013 Honda Civic For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 538 listings starting at $6,995

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.