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Musty smell?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by yoshitanoshi, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Jul 20, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    yoshitanoshi

    yoshitanoshi [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, I have a 18 Taco with 20k miles on it. I brought it to the dealer for the 20k service and the next day, I noticed that whenever I started the taco, it would smell musty for the first few minutes. Any ideas on what I can do to fix this? Don't feel like bringing it back to the dealer just for this and they kind of suck.
     
  2. Jul 20, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    Wolftaco0503

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    I would change you interior Air Filter.
     
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    Skydvrr

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    Turn off the AC compressor a few minutes before u shut the truck off to dry it out. Condensation builds up and breeds bacteria.
     
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  4. Jul 20, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    2019tacosr5

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    This, happens in my VW all the time.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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    Tacoma3rdGen

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    All of my vehicles, my kids vehicles, and my friends vehicles do this in the desert during the summer time (“it’s normal”). We roll down the windows for a few seconds, start the vehicles, and roll the windows back up after the smell dissipates (about 10 seconds)...
     
  6. Jul 20, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    whitepony04

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  7. Jul 20, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    Captqc

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    2nd on the cabin air filter, I replaced mine with a K&N washable one.
     
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  8. Jul 20, 2019 at 3:35 PM
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    CusterFan

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  9. Jul 20, 2019 at 4:18 PM
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    Skydvrr

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    Or just "inhale" some Lysol through your cowl.
     

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