I too have that problem, the smell of mildew like. It does go away after a few minutes, but it's back again when I get back into the car after the car has been powered off and setting a while and I start it backup with A/C on. Took it to dealer, they sprayed something in the vents, told me not to use the A/C for an hour. Didn't help and I haven't been back to the dealer yet....so don't have an answer to the problem yet. Maybe someone out there will have the answer.Steve Goldenberg said:On just two occasions I smelled Ozone coming from the A/C outlets for about a minute.
Has anyone had this?
Does anyone know what it is?
actually, it depends on where the ozone is. If the ozone is low to the ground, it is actually considered bad for air quality (component of smog). It hurts to breathe it, can cause problems with plant photosynthesis, and can catalyze other poor air quality chemicals which lead to building deterioration.whatshisname said:Ozone is good. We need it. Don't fix it. Prius. Clean car. Saves gas Replenishes the ozone layer. Another plus! :wink:
Gee, I never would have associated the urine-like smell I get from the AC when I first start up my 2-month old Prius as a normal "new car smell." I thought some drunk college student had peed on my hoodmrv said:as for the OP, ozone is not a normal smell reported in the Prius. "new car smell" i.e. the outgassing plastics, and occasionally a sulfur smell, may be reported, and a mold/mildew and sometimes rodent smell occasionally from the AC