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anyone experienced this in their MB? foul smell when the aircon turns on initially. the smell is that on decomposed food, not burning smell. the smell disappears after15-30 seconds.

 

what should i do to get rid of the smell.

 

my car is about 3 years old, 50k mileage. W164 model. 

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Haa its a strong smell only when u on air con during cold start?

 

I also do have that smell....

 

easiest way and cheapest way is open your window for the first 2-3 min and its gone!

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One how lian guy did a DIY on this mods i think is a waste of time. Try to full blast the air con for a couple of time if doesnt work change the aircon filter.

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Could be a case of bacteria growth due to humidity.

You could try turning on the heater with fan at high blast. Let it run for a couple of minutes.

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ya right... change the air-con filter... gd choice.!

One how lian guy did a DIY on this mods i think is a waste of time. Try to full blast the air con for a couple of time if doesnt work change the aircon filter.

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Have read a forum post before some guy put a plate of white vinegar in the car a day in the sun then overnight to rid of vomit smell.

Then next day his car reek of vinegar smell.

But a few days later all the smell including the earlier foul smell also gone.

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Have read a forum post before some guy put a plate of white vinegar in the car a day in the sun then overnight to rid of vomit smell.

Then next day his car reek of vinegar smell.

But a few days later all the smell including the earlier foul smell also gone.

Lol. This is like a perfect solution for curing headache. Cut off your hand so that the pain will be so intense that you'll forget you've headache.

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Nice analogy on taiji the issue elsewhere lol!

It was said the vinegar killed foul smell caused by bacteria wor..

Disclaimer.. was not me. Just sharing what I read. :P

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Hi, my car is about 6 months old now. Recently experiencing air con smell, and like most of the comment here, only for first few seconds of starting the air con. However, the smell is more chemical in nature, may be something sweet like aldehyde or coolant smell. I gave nothing to it until last night, my gf who is stationed in China mentioned to me about in car smell problem of Mercedes C class in China. It was big enough a problem to get airtime in nightly news for past 1 week. I did a search , found out that the problem is formaldehyde, and it was found in large amount in Mercedes cabin. One of the case mentioned in the new involving a pregnant mother who bought C200 recently, now had given birth to a deformed baby.  Anyone with any issues with smell, please bring it to Mercedes. I am brining mine in soon.

http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1191900/mainland-china-owners-get-more-they-bargained-trophy-cars

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Hi, my car is about 6 months old now. Recently experiencing air con smell, and like most of the comment here, only for first few seconds of starting the air con. However, the smell is more chemical in nature, may be something sweet like aldehyde or coolant smell. I gave nothing to it until last night, my gf who is stationed in China mentioned to me about in car smell problem of Mercedes C class in China. It was big enough a problem to get airtime in nightly news for past 1 week. I did a search , found out that the problem is formaldehyde, and it was found in large amount in Mercedes cabin. One of the case mentioned in the new involving a pregnant mother who bought C200 recently, now had given birth to a deformed baby.  Anyone with any issues with smell, please bring it to Mercedes. I am brining mine in soon.

http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1191900/mainland-china-owners-get-more-they-bargained-trophy-cars

 

one thing.. i googled that merc has manufacturing plants in china.. maybe they are different from ours?

nevertheless, let us know the outcome after you brought yours in to c&c

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anyone experienced this in their MB? foul smell when the aircon turns on initially. the smell is that on decomposed food, not burning smell. the smell disappears after15-30 seconds.

 

what should i do to get rid of the smell.

 

my car is about 3 years old, 50k mileage. W164 model. 

Change your aircon filter. Use a can of sonax disinfectant. Viola, gao deem.

 

I did that to mine. The filter form the previous pwner has this sourish smell. After the change, no smell at all.

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HI,

 

Had the same smell issue, change the cabin filter and the smell is gone...

Bingo.

 

BTW, I hate the merc cause after 30 mins or so, they recirculate air turns off....

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Bingo.

BTW, I hate the merc cause after 30 mins or so, they recirculate air turns off....

I believe many other conti makes are also the same. Safety standard I guess.

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Problem solved. Changed my aircon filter. Used a can of sonax disinfectant. kudos to achtungku. spot on in your solutions. Thanks to all for ur suggestions. 

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