Even if air conditioning in a car is one of the most desirable product features during the summer, it can also lead to some inconveniences. Indeed, the air conditioning in a Fiat Panda 3 can have a bad smell, and on this page we’re going to try to enable you identify why. To achieve this, first we will look at the cause of this bad smell of air conditioning, then, in a second time, we will try to give you possibilities to make them go away.


Why does the air conditioning of my Fiat Panda 3 have a smell of humidity?

So we commence our article with the origins of the bad smells coming from the air conditioning of your Fiat Panda 3. Regardless you have the impression that it is a musty smell, humidity, or other, the origin of these smells is quite often the same. Indeed, air conditioning brings about a lot of humidity, which will tend to gather in the ventilation system of your Fiat Panda 3. This humidity is the perfect source of the proliferation of bacteria and fungi of all forms in the air conditioning of your Fiat Panda 3. Additionally, it is possible that smoking in your car, or not cleaning it regularly (food remains for example) will develop increase the odors. At last, the last traditional justification for a bad air conditioning smell in your Fiat Panda 3 is that you have a refrigerant gas leak, called FREON gas, which is toxic and emits a bad smell that will spread in the passenger compartment of your car.

What can I do to get the bad smell out of my Fiat Panda 3?

Now that you know where to look to locate the cause of this smell, we will try to help you to eliminate bad air conditioning odors on your Fiat Panda 3, because furthermore to being uneasy these odors can be harmful to your airways, it is therefore crucial to get rid of them quickly.

Eliminating an unpleasant air-conditioning odor

We will now compose a list of actions you can take to eliminate these air-conditioning odours on your Fiat Panda 3:

  • Even though it may seem to be evident, the dirt that amasses in your car will encourage the development of germs and therefore bad odors, cleaning your Fiat Panda 3 commonly will allow you to take off many of the sources of these.
  • The best method is to clean the whole air conditioning system of your Fiat Panda 3 with antibacterial and anti-fungicidal products. To achieve this, please seek advice from our article which points out in detail the technique to stick to.
  • Replace the cabin or pollen filter of your Fiat Panda 3: This filter which is designed to prevent impurities from entering the cabin of your car must be replaced every year and can store bad smells, remember to examine its condition.

Avoid musty air-conditioning odors on Fiat Panda 3

Finally, last part of our article on air conditioning smells on Fiat Panda 3, we are now going to give you some suggestions to maintain your air conditioning system and avoid bad smells in your Fiat Panda 3:

  • Switch off the air conditioning 5/10 minutes before turning off the engine: Indeed, always do this step will allow you to dry a maximum of humidity in your ventilation circuit and thus limit the humidity.
  • Although it sounds basic, you don’t always have time to take care of your car, but trash is the first thing that motives bad odors, so remember to keep your car healthy.
  • To assure that the air conditioning of your Fiat Panda 3 is always in good functioning order (air conditioning compressor particularly), it should be run for 10 minutes every month.
  • Be certain that there is no leak on your air conditioning is necessary, in actual fact, the liquid is toxic and in addition the operation of your air conditioning would be downgraded in the case of a leak.

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