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    Re: Moldy AC - opinions please

    The latest I have heard from Cadillac engineering is that the suspected cause is the drain hose being inserted too far into the condensate drain pan, not allowing all the condensate to drain. I believe and official bulletin will be released to dealers shortly on how to correct the problem.

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    Re: Moldy AC - opinions please

    Any updates? Mine started doing this too. It's pretty funky for about 10 seconds. I remote start the car just to avoid smelling it. The car is a year old and only has 7000 miles on it. Between the noisy heater, creaky seat, and now the smelly a/c I really regret buying this car. I'm thinking of trading it for something else and taking the hit on depreciation.

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    Re: Moldy AC - opinions please

    Anyone with a 2014 (late 2013 build) have this issue or is it limited to the 2013s?

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    Re: Moldy AC - opinions please

    fortunately I can live without AC for a month or so down here in SoFla over the 'winter', but there needs to be a fix, soon
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    My dealership found the problem was the drain tube, fixed it, and sprayed something in to fix the mold. Not sure if was a service update but it progressively got worse.

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    Re: Moldy AC - opinions please

    Quote Originally Posted by tnf View Post
    My dealership found the problem was the drain tube, fixed it, and sprayed something in to fix the mold. Not sure if was a service update but it progressively got worse.
    Hello tnf,

    Thank you for sharing this information. I am glad your dealer found the problem with your vehicle and was able to resolve this concern. If additional questions or concerns arise, please contact us so we can assist.

    Sincerely,

    Laura M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaGuy00 View Post
    Any updates? Mine started doing this too. It's pretty funky for about 10 seconds. I remote start the car just to avoid smelling it. The car is a year old and only has 7000 miles on it. Between the noisy heater, creaky seat, and now the smelly a/c I really regret buying this car. I'm thinking of trading it for something else and taking the hit on depreciation.
    Hello AtlantaGuy00,

    I apologize you are unhappy with your vehicle due to your current situation. I understand your frustration due to your vehicle concerns. Please contact me via private message so we can further discuss this and work towards a resolution.

    Sincerely,

    Laura M.
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    Re: Moldy AC - opinions please

    Quote Originally Posted by tnf View Post
    My dealership found the problem was the drain tube, fixed it, and sprayed something in to fix the mold. Not sure if was a service update but it progressively got worse.
    Was you dealer more specific as to what was wrong with the drain tube and how invasive the procedure is?

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    Re: Moldy AC - opinions please

    Quote Originally Posted by off1c3r View Post
    Anyone with a 2014 (late 2013 build) have this issue or is it limited to the 2013s?
    I drove a 14 all weekend while the dealer had mine, and I never noticed the smell...it only had 5K miles on it, and may not have developed the issue yet however.
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    Re: Moldy AC - opinions please

    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloMike View Post
    I drove a 14 all weekend while the dealer had mine, and I never noticed the smell...it only had 5K miles on it, and may not have developed the issue yet however.
    My 2014 has the stinky AC. It started a day or two after I bought it.

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    I've waited on this moment and finally, I get my new caddy. And it stinks to high heaven. What in the world is going on. I'm too embarrassed to ride anyone. I have sprayed Lysol and bought all kinds of scents and put in there and it still stinks. If they can't fix it, it will have to go. I can't afford it.

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    Re: Moldy AC - opinions please

    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloMike View Post
    I drove a 14 all weekend while the dealer had mine, and I never noticed the smell...it only had 5K miles on it, and may not have developed the issue yet however.
    Quote Originally Posted by JavaGirl View Post
    My 2014 has the stinky AC. It started a day or two after I bought it.
    Thanks. Who knows? Maybe it was fixed at the factory (late 2013 builds) already for all future models. That's good hope for all the current owners. You know how it is. Its extremely fast to fix the issue for future builds, but the real time and investment comes when the bulletin and fix is issued for dealers.

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    Re: Moldy AC - opinions please

    My driveway is on a pretty good incline and when I pull in it drains a fair amount of water so my guess is if it were not for that incline water wood pool in the drip pan and cause the musty smell.

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    Re: Moldy AC - opinions please

    Hurry up Cadillac, make a damn TSB lol

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    I went to the dealer and they had an update for this issue. The update will allow the blower motor to run after thecar has been turned off to air out the vents to prevent buildup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louie1487
    I went to the dealer and they had an update for this issue. The update will allow the blower motor to run after thecar has been turned off to air out the vents to prevent buildup.
    Has anyone confirmed this. I have had the update for awhile. I have never heard the blower motor keep or come after shutdown.

    I usually force the interior recirculation on then use auto after that and adjust temp up/ down to control fan speed.

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