answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer
Copy

if your vehicle has air conditioning the smell could be caused by build up of bacteria on the heater matrix and in the vents, as this bacteria decays it causes a smell inside the cabin, this can be resolved by purchasing air specialist air con cleaner the is sprayed into the sir vents. the smell can also be caused by the heating of leaking coolant from the heater matrix, this would also combined with the car steaming up, check the coolant level to see if it has dropped.

Ventilation filter: 1 - Behind glove compartment 2 - Behind lower instrument panel. 3 - It's clipped in. 4 - Remove lower filter, slide down upper filter, remove ventilation air filter. 6 - Replace and put clip back on.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2008-01-09 17:24:12
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: What would cause a foul smell to come from the vents on a QX4?
Write your answer...
Submit

Related Questions

What would cause a burning rubber smell to come from the vents of your 91 Chevy Cavalier?

Bad heater core.


What would cause heat not to come out of vents when set to floor and vents?

There are heater doors on the heat blower box that direct the path of the heat. Apparently the heater door to the floor vents is stuck closed.


What would cause the check engine light to come on also the car smells funny what could be the problem also there is no heat or air blowing out of the vents you have a 2000 VW beetle?

Is it a fish smell or a rotten egg smell ? FISH SMELL COULD BE A BAD HEATER CORE, THIS WOULD CAUSE YOU NOT TO HAVE HEAT IN THE CAR , BUT IT MIGHT NOT CAUSE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO COME ON UNLESS MAYBE CAR IS LOW ON COOLANT. ( THERE MIGHT BE A LOW COOLANT SENSOR TO TRIGGER CHECK ENGINE LIGHT) ROTTEN EGG SMELL COULD BE A CLOGGED CATALYTIC CONVERTER , WHICH WOULD CAUSE THE OXYGEN SENSOR TO TRIGGER THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, BUT IT WOULDN'T CAUSE THE LOSS OF HEAT.


What would cause steam smoke to come out air vents in 03 pt cruiser?

The heater core has failed.


What would cause water to come in your floor vents?

Could be that your heater core is leaking May also have a plugged evaporator hole.


Why does a smell like something is burning come through the vents for only a couple of minutes when the car is started in the morning?

The possible explanation for the smell may be that the heater core in the vehicle has a slight leak, therefore the smell of evaporating antifreeze will come through the vents until it is all dried up. Solution is to take the car to a garage and get the heater core replaced.


Why does the smell of gas come out of your vents on your 2000 Chevy Malibu?

Fuel Leak. Possibly the Fuel Pump. Get it checked immediately.


Why would air not come out of some vents on a 99 Monte Carlo.?

I just had that problem with my 99 Monte Carlo. When I accelerated or went uphill No air would come out of the dash vents. Problem was a Vacuum hose. Cost about $40 to fix.


What would cause smoke to come from the vents of a 1991 Cadillac DeVille?

Check the Heater Core? Did it smell like oil or antifreeze. My Heater Core went, started blowing out smoke from the vent. Most Likely the Problem. "smoke" poured into my 1991 when the ac blew out all the freon and froze up the outside temp gage.


Is old urine smell dangerous to humans?

The smell is not dangerous - however, if there is still a smell, there could still be urine, which could cause diseases and infections if you come in contact with it.


What would cause heat and steam to come from air vents and cause bubbling sound in dash after replacing a water pump?

Heat and steam coming from the dash and air vents after replacing the water pump means that a hose is hooked up backwards in the new installation. The heater is actually taking on water when it is supposed to only take on hot air.


What would cause an ammonia smell to come from your body after exercising?

Ammonia smell after exercise, especially on ahot day, may come from your Kidneys which produce it in order to keep your body PH level in check. It comes from dehydration, so I suggest to drink more fluids!!


CAN Gnats come out of dirty air vents?

Yes, gnats can come out of dirty air vents. Gnats can actually come from anywhere. They are very pesky creatures.


What would cause smoke to come out of vents of a 1999 Dodge Intrpeid?

Is it smoke or is it atomized freon leaking from the AC system? If it fogs the windshield and smells funny, you may have a leak in the AC/Heater system.


Why would smoke come out of AC vents?

If that smoke is more like steam, you have a leaky heater core.


What cause white smoke and strong smell of gas to come out the muffler?

your car is burning oil.


What can cause a urine smell to come from car vents?

There may be a person that has a reason to retaliate with you!!! They put urine in the air intake of the blower motor. Depending on type of vehicle, it may be cheaper to junk and get new car then replace dash. Don't mess with people that handle your food and vehicle!


How come you can smell fuel coming in heating vents in a 1996 Chevy cavalier?

There is probably a fuel leak somewhere. You should have a professional check it out ASAP. There is a possibility of a fire if left alone.


Why would cold air come from the vents in the dash when the AC is turned on?

Hey Brad==That is where it is suppoaed to come from. Incidentally, what kind of car do you have?? Goodluck, Joe


What are some new types of heat vents?

There are several different types of heat vents. Vents come in metals such as aluminum, copper, stainless steel, bronze, and brass.


Why does no air come out of the vents?

heater fan broken.


Will a bad ground on blower resistor cause smoke to come out of vents?

The blower resister is not supposed to be grounded. The smoke may be steam from a leaky heater core.


Why does smoke come through vents in car when the heater is running?

The smoke you see may be moisture/steam. The heater core is probably leaking engine coolant. If the "smoke" has a sweet smell to it, it's engine coolant. More info about the vehicle such as model and year would help.


What would cause the check engine light to come on and a smell similar to hair chemicals to come out from under the hood onmy 2003 trailblazer?

You probably have wires that are burning. You should have the vehicle repaired by a professional before you have a breakdown or a fire.


What would cause the service engine light to come on the heater to not work puffs of smoke to come out of the heater vents and the anti-freeze to blow on a 2004 Mazda 3?

SOUNDS LIKE THE INTAKE GASKET BLEW, OR THE HEATER CORE FAILED.. EITHER WAY, THIS IS A COSTLY REPAIR.