What is the foul smell coming from the ac/heater on my 2014 ford explorer

Asked by Aug 08, 2014 at 08:53 AM about the 2014 Ford Explorer

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The odor enters when under acceleration. It smells like an over heating hairdryer

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21,995

there might be some animals livin' in there- or their nest- it happens, especially in the country- BUT- that is a new car with a cabin filter, and animals have a hard time gettin' past those- AND- your car is under warranty, why not take it to the dealer and ask them?

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A hair dryer smell,lead,s me to believe,there may be a small heater core leak in it,even thoe it is new,could have not been installed correctly.Have dealer check heater core,as jamnblue said,it should be under warranty.

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Have you checked around for your cat :~[ ?

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This problem is apparently rampant among the ford vehicles, it can be activated when raising the temperature in the cabin after running the AC, describing it as an overheated hair drier odor is about the most accurate description I've seen. Ford has to know about this and yet there does not appear to be a recall fix posted anywhere, the question is WHY???

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