Join Date: May 2010
Location: El Paso, TX
HYUNDAIS: 2013 Azera Tech, 2013 Accent, 2012 Tucson
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QUOTE (jsmit86 @ May 30 2010, 09:47 PM)
My wife was in the car today, and complained about a strange odor coming from the A/C vents.
Hey man, that's what usually happens if you don't turn A/C off a minute before arriving at your destination. Without evaporating the condensation on the evaporator quickly, it starts getting moldy (this develops much quicker as weather turns colder, since it takes longer for condensation to evaporate), and that's what smells. It has nothing to do with the A/C filter, so no need to change it earlier than normal. Try that method, and the foul odor eventually goes away. And yes, this happens to ALL cars, although some develop it sooner, depending on evaporator location/orientation/design. Good luck.
2016 Optima SX-L, white/white Nappa. MODS: Chromed wheels, wheel locks, mud guards, cargo mat, cargo hook, 35% window tint (travel car)
2013 Accent Premium, white/beige (daughter 1)
2012 Tucson Limited w/nav, silver/black. MODS: Window tint, cargo mat, wheel locks, radiator screen, dual horns (daughter 2)