Even if air conditioning in a car is one of the most desirable product features during the summer, it can besides that bring in some inconveniences. In truth, the air conditioning in a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport can have a bad smell, and on this page we’re going to try to help you identify why. To accomplish this, first we will examine the reason of this bad smell of air conditioning, then, in a second time, we will try to give you solutions to make them disappear.


Why does the air conditioning of my Mitsubishi Outlander Sport have a smell of humidity?

So we start our guideline with the beginning of the bad smells originating from the air conditioning of your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Whether you have the impression that it is a musty smell, humidity, or other, the origin of these smells is often similar. In truth, air conditioning brings about a lot of humidity, which will tend to gather in the ventilation system of your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. This humidity is the ideal origin of the growth of bacteria and fungi of all kinds in the air conditioning of your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Additionally, it is possible that smoking in your car, or not cleaning it regularly (food remains for example) will develop amplify the odors. Finally, the last common cause for a bad air conditioning smell in your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is that you have a refrigerant gas leak, called FREON gas, which is toxic and produces 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 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport?

Now that you know where to look to find the trigger of this smell, we will try to help you to get rid of bad air conditioning odors on your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, because moreover to being annoying these odors can be harmful to your airways, it is therefore essential to get rid of them quickly.

Eliminating an unpleasant air-conditioning odor

We will now do a list of actions you can take to get rid of these air-conditioning odours on your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport:

  • Even though it may seem to be evident, the dirt that accumulates in your car will encourage the expansion of germs and therefore bad odors, cleaning your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport on a regular basis will allow you to remove many of the sources of these.
  • The best method is to clean the whole air conditioning system of your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with antibacterial and anti-fungicidal products. To accomplish this, please consult our guideline which clarifies in detail the process to follow.
  • Replace the cabin or pollen filter of your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: This filter which intends to stop impurities from entering the cabin of your car must be replaced every year and can store bad smells, make sure to examine its condition.

Avoid musty air-conditioning odors on Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

To conclude, last part of our guideline on air conditioning smells on Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, we are now going to give you some suggestions to preserve your air conditioning system and avoid bad smells in your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport:

  • Turn off the air conditioning 5/10 minutes before turning off the engine: In truth, constantly conduct 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 be certain that the air conditioning of your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is always in good functioning order (air conditioning compressor specifically), it should be run for 10 minutes every month.
  • Be certain that there is no leak on your air conditioning is essential, in fact, the liquid is toxic and moreover the operation of your air conditioning would be altered in the case of a leak.

If you have any additional questions about the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, do not hesitate to consult our Mitsubishi Outlander Sport category.