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does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: gadje
Date: November 30, 2023 06:16AM
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Re: does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: November 30, 2023 06:43AM
Oh, man!

I'm sending that to a friend of mine. He has strings of those tree-shaped pine-fresheners dangling under the dash and buckets of desiccant all over his car.



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Re: does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 30, 2023 07:38AM
Mostly smells like our back seat passenger, the dog.
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Re: does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: November 30, 2023 07:57AM
My takeaway is that I would do the aftermarket gasket and leave the rest alone. Forget drying the filters out, I'd just replace them.
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Re: does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 30, 2023 09:08AM
We had this with our first Model Y. Just replace the air filter.
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Re: does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: jardster
Date: November 30, 2023 09:16AM
I watched this video a few weeks ago and ordered the aftermarket gasket... the thing was really poorly made and I returned it. I've ordered another brand, but it won't be here for a few weeks.



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Re: does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 30, 2023 09:25AM
…..a car doesn’t have a nose……so it can’t smell…..



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Re: does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: November 30, 2023 09:36AM
Poor design. Other automakers figured it out a long time ago, Tesla just doesn't have the experience yet to know about and perfect these small nuanced issues. Either that or they just don't care and replacing the filter every 3 months is a good enough solution for them.



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Re: does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 30, 2023 09:38AM
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C(-)ris
Poor design. Other automakers figured it out a long time ago, Tesla just doesn't have the experience yet to know about and perfect these small nuanced issues. Either that or they just don't care and replacing the filter every 3 months is a good enough solution for them.

It’s complicated. The Tesla heat pump is a great innovation. And we love the climate controls in our Teslas. I’ve driven BMWs, and Tesla has the German car beat in this area.

Yes, Tesla’s also have some of these nuanced issues. We did not have to replace our filter every 3 months, just once.
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Re: does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: kj
Date: November 30, 2023 10:28PM
I've had that problem with nasty air filters in several cars I've owned. They get really nasty. I haven't had it yet in the Tesla, but I'm sure I'll have to replace the air filter at some point.

There are things about the Tesla that other makers haven't "got" yet. We'll see how long it takes for them to copy.
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Re: does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: November 30, 2023 10:37PM
We have several friends and family that own 3’s and Y’s dating back to 2017. None of them have reported this issue, and we regularly talk to them about their Teslas since we’re the ones who pushed them into buying one. However, all our ICE vehicles have had stinky air at one time or another, which a simple air filter replacement fixed. I’m getting to think this story is much ado about nothing, since it seems it’s a sporadic issue on all makes and models of cars.
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Re: does your Tesla 3/Y smell bad?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: December 01, 2023 11:24AM
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Carnos Jax
We have several friends and family that own 3’s and Y’s dating back to 2017. None of them have reported this issue, and we regularly talk to them about their Teslas since we’re the ones who pushed them into buying one. However, all our ICE vehicles have had stinky air at one time or another, which a simple air filter replacement fixed. I’m getting to think this story is much ado about nothing, since it seems it’s a sporadic issue on all makes and models of cars.

Cabin air filter replacement was included in the factory maintenance schedule for my previous ICE vehicle and I believe it also is for my current Tesla. Seems pretty cut and dried to me: Replace the cabin air filter in accordance with manufacturer's recommendation.



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