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Must Be REAL Leather ... Smells Like a Cow Barn!

Hey, the interior of my 2012 GC LTD must Be REAL leather. After 2-3 weeks of snowy weather (no sense going for the full service car wash, right) in Colorado, then a few warm days, the inside smells like a cow barn! Not sure wether to love it or hate it. Anyone else have this smell? Comments?
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Re: Must Be REAL Leather ... Smells Like a Cow Barn!

You sure you didn't step in something? Check your shoes.
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Re: Must Be REAL Leather ... Smells Like a Cow Barn!

Should have gotten the Summit. The plastic seats have no smell at all!
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Re: Must Be REAL Leather ... Smells Like a Cow Barn!

Haven't had that issue and it's always soggy and wet here.
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Re: Must Be REAL Leather ... Smells Like a Cow Barn!

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Hey, the interior of my 2012 GC LTD must Be REAL leather. After 2-3 weeks of snowy weather (no sense going for the full service car wash, right) in Colorado, then a few warm days, the inside smells like a cow barn! Not sure wether to love it or hate it. Anyone else have this smell? Comments?
Mine smelled gross also, but mine was more of a wet dog smell. Everyone I asked, except my son, said it smelled like leather. Without me saying anything my son asked if I had a wet dog in the car? I found that if it got hot and humid in the vehicle that it would smell like that, especially if I had the cover on the sunroof closed.

I took it to the dealer to make sure there wasn't water anywhere in the car, as others on this site suggested might have happened, but they checked 3 places and there wasn't anything.

Now that it's been over a year the smell isn't as bad, thank goodness, but it still comes up periodically. We'll see what it's like in the summer though. So, you're not alone.

I found an old thread about the same problem:
Damp smell?
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Re: Must Be REAL Leather ... Smells Like a Cow Barn!

May be they used this ?
http://sensorydecisions.com/the-smell-of-leather
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Re: Must Be REAL Leather ... Smells Like a Cow Barn!

Mine isn't a "damp" or 'wet dog" smell and not coming from vents. Having spent summers on my Grandparents dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin, I know a 'cow barn" smell. It's not manure, just the smell of "warm cattle". Perhaps they smell the same both before and after becoming "leather". HA!
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