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Old 11-11-2019, 05:33 PM   #1
David Burn
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Default Fit Heater fan smell

2016 Honda Fit
Very bad smell from heater fan, does not matter if its set to blow heat or cold air still smells musty.
Cabin filter is new and only 7,000 miles on car.
Does anyone have a fix
Thank you
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:55 AM   #2
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Just curious if you ran the A/C to dehumidify the air while running the heater. Any time you run the A/C system, before you reach your destination, you should always turn the A/C compressor off (push the A/C button so light goes off) perhaps a couple of minutes before your destination. Doing so will allow the incoming air to dry off the evaporator core. A lot of people just leave it on all the time so when they park the vehicle, the evaporator core is soaking wet from the condensation on it and over time, mold, etc. can grow on it causing the musty odor. By allowing the incoming air to dry off the evaporator will help prevent the formation and growth of mold, etc. My family has 6 Fits (ranging from 2007 to 2012) and none of them have a musty odor from the vents since we diligently follow this practice. Of course, it is possible that something in the design of the 2016 evaporator case could cause an accumulation of water in the case without it draining completely that could contribute to this. With only 7,000 miles on the vehicle, if you still have either the base or extended warranty, I'd have the dealer look at it.
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