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Old 04-28-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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HVAC ODOR: NEW technical service bulletin from toyota

T-SB-0103-09
HVAC ODOR 2007-2008 YARIS
SOME() customers may experience an intermittent climate control odor. An a/c amplifier logic change and evaporator sub-assembly have been made available to decrease odor in vehicle.
repair is covered under 3 YEAR/36,000 mile warranty......

i already have my car in shop for this service and i thought id pass this on.....

EDIT: part is currently on hold status.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:25 PM   #2
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those sons of bitches.... this car has been stinking since the day it comes out and now they do something to change it..... Intermittent, it smells like a hobo lives in the vents its disgusting..
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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Wow, thats not right, mine smells too, Im at 3 years, but 50k miles. ugh.... Maybe I will try anyway since I have to get the car inspected.

Then again: http://www.etimago.com/yaris/TSB/T-A...20Odor%20).pdf

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Old 04-28-2009, 01:32 PM   #4
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cool, i just cleaned out my windshield cowl with soap and water and the odor went away. usually its from debris and moisture sitting inside the windshild cowl which causes mildew or mold thus the smell. but it seems like this s.b. has to do with the evaporator housing getting stinky.

Andy, whats the labor time on this one? if its not an all day thing maybe i can setup an appointment one of these weekends and have it done, plus come to think of it i have to do that silly seatbelt recall too.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:38 PM   #5
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Wow, thats not right, mine smells too, Im at 3 years, but 50k miles. ugh.... Maybe I will try anyway since I have to get the car inspected.

Then again: http://www.etimago.com/yaris/TSB/T-A...20Odor%20).pdf
Said mentioned service bulletin is superceeded by this one dated 04/07/09.
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cool, i just cleaned out my windshield cowl with soap and water and the odor went away. usually its from debris and moisture sitting inside the windshild cowl which causes mildew or mold thus the smell. but it seems like this s.b. has to do with the evaporator housing getting stinky.

Andy, whats the labor time on this one? if its not an all day thing maybe i can setup an appointment one of these weekends and have it done, plus come to think of it i have to do that silly seatbelt recall too.
depending on vin breakdown its between 4.0/4.3 hours.Let me have mine done and i'll let you know exactley how long.Chances are i'll swing you a loaner car for the day.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:46 PM   #6
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INteresting...is there a printable TSP somewhere? Carmax NEVER believes me when I bring the car in for some TSP-covered repair (like my formerly ticking windshield). SO, I've learned to have it printed and ready to hand to them when they look at me like I'm an idiot.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:11 PM   #7
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depending on vin breakdown its between 4.0/4.3 hours.Let me have mine done and i'll let you know exactley how long.Chances are i'll swing you a loaner car for the day.
sounds like a plan. let me know whats up when your all set. as always, much appreciated


by the way does the dash need to come out to access the evaporator? just curious...
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:20 PM   #8
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wtf ..... only covered by a warranty?! what about the stinky older yaris's?! are they going to have to live with their stench til the junkyard?!

ugh this makes me annoyed.
if there is a problem with the smell they should be doing this for everyone not just those who have a new-ish warranty.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:21 AM   #9
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Blazin, is this still a go? Mine's starting to stink now.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:28 AM   #10
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YES SIR. mine is complete and smell is gone as my a/c is cooler now also since it was recharged....
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:32 PM   #11
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Thanks! My car has 35,850 miles on it and will have 35,900 by the time I get home tonight. Hopefully they can get me in tomorrow. =P
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:04 PM   #12
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Does anyone have the official link to the Toyota TSB?
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:35 PM   #13
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I have the PDF of it. I'll email it to Thomas for posting with the rest (along with about six more that came out since I sent them to him). In the meantime PM me your email if you need it.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:01 PM   #14
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:28 PM   #15
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Well my yaris is a 2007 sedan and at around 54ish Km last time i remember...
Do you think im still able to go back...
i don't really notice the smell cause i recently changed my cabin filter but my car smells in a way i cant describe.. it just smells like my car >.<

Wait does the car smell when it doesnt have a cabin air filter?
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:23 AM   #16
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I've never to my knowledge had a car with a cabin air filter. Can't imagine what one's needed for, actually. Maybe there's one in my Yaris, I haven't pulled out the glovebox.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:15 AM   #17
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So does the odor only come from the vents? My whole interior smells, just all the time, like mildew/mold.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:46 AM   #18
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So did this problem wind up being solely the cabin air filter, or were other fixes involved. MINIs (former two cars) have a cabin air filter and people often complained about "old socks" smell. Turn out it was the filter every time. There is DIY info on changing the interior air filter in my '09 Yaris manual, so I was wondering if other components were involved.
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