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Old 08-13-2009, 04:15 PM   #55
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for me, the faint smell come when i turn on he air con (strongest). Sometime when i turn on the fan ( first time during the day), the smell will come out too

i wonder if humid climates are primarily the only places that this problem seems to appear... the first 7-8 months of ownership my car was in a very dry place... the past year I've been in a climate that changes from misty/rainy to very dry depending on the season.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:56 PM   #56
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Yes. This one supersedes the one above:

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CTScott....Thank you for the updated info. Guess I'll be calling my dealer
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:25 PM   #57
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I took it to the dealer today with the TSB. No problems, they are ordering the parts and will setup an appointment next week for the swap.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:19 PM   #58
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Is Toyota sent letters to customers when that kind of thing exist?
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:55 PM   #59
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Its not a recall, just a TSB, so they are not required to send it to the owner's.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:37 PM   #60
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Thank you CTScott for those TSB's (T-AC001-07) HVAC odor. I've had a stinky AC 4 months after I bought the car and Toyota said they don't warranty bad AC odors but would clean it for $150. bucks. I was at Toyota yesterday with the TSB paper. They checked the AC and that TSB is superseded by another that requires Toyota to replace the evaporator all under warranty. Thanks again CTScott
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:58 PM   #61
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I think Im going to make oj print that paper and take it to the dealer too. His 07' sedan has had the ac odor from day 1. Im glad I havent had that problem with my 09' hatch.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:31 AM   #62
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Well, I got the TSB performed yesterday, and the mold and mildew odor is totally gone from the A/C system. The job took them about 4 hours, and they returned the car with no scratches or squeaks. I think they did a really good replacing the evaporator and A/C amplifier. But, I still that I find I have some musty odor in the car, that I think is coming from the upholstery. I don't know if that is some residual odor. It also could be from an incident where my passenger seat got slightly wet when the window was down during a thunderstorm, but that was over 5 months ago. At this point, I guess I will go with some Febreze to try to eliminate any lingering odors. But I still think that getting the moldy smell coming from the A/C vents was well worth it. Especially when the cost was free.
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:18 PM   #63
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Just got back from the dealership after an evap replacement. The odor is completely gone. They did however scratch the crap out of the silver panel around the AC controls. Should I ask them to replace it? I fear backlash from the mechanics over nit picky crap like that.

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Old 08-18-2009, 05:33 PM   #64
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Have them replace the panel. It was a warranty repair. And the panel just pops on. There should be no problem.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:52 PM   #65
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i been to lazy to take mine for that like she said from day 1 been having that
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:09 AM   #66
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Hi, Does that TSB work in Canada?

my car smell stink and i want to fix it

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Have anybody tried this TSB in canada?

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Old 08-19-2009, 02:21 AM   #67
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Time for me to print this out and bring it in. My 08 sedan has been having this intermitent problem. I have tried turning the heater on once and awile and turning the ac off while im about to reach my destination to allow the mosture to dry off so there wont be mold growing in th emorning. But to no advail. I notice out of random it will smell bad too. Glad to finally see a fix.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:26 AM   #68
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Exclamation outside USDM and Canada

Did anybody have trouble with this TSB outside USA and Canada?
or do you know if Toyota outside Canada and USA are required to honor it?

if they are, that would be great since I will get rid of the odor and fix my ringing timing chain.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:12 AM   #69
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Have anybody tried this TSB in canada?

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My wife took it to the dealership today (I printed the T-AC001-07 TSB which should cover my '08 according to the VIN) and their first reaction is that it is for US only which I don't understand if the VIN range is the same.

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Old 08-27-2009, 08:39 AM   #70
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I guess I got lucky. I noticed a weird odor when I ran the AC on recycled air for the first few months I owned my 07, but now it rarely occurs. When it does the smell goes away after about 2 minutes.

Now that I've posted this my car will start to smell like a dead possum. (knocks on wood)
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:00 AM   #71
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How do I obtain a copy of this TSB for the A/C smell problem?
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:22 AM   #72
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You simply download it from: http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/att...1&d=1250119049
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