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Roki303 04-25-2013 06:27 PM

2014 Overland "new car" smell = "wet dog" smell
 
Today when I got in my Jeep it smelled like a wet dog! The car is not even 1 week old so I'm not sure what is going on ... That's not the "new car smell" that I envisioned. This was the first day that car sat in the sun all day long. Usually it is parked in a garage and leather up until smelled very nice.

I'm thinking that the leather caused this by being exposed to sun all day. Anybody else is getting this? This is on Overland (Indigo) with leather dash.

glock17 04-25-2013 06:55 PM

I have the same problem but only when the AC is running

TitanFlyer 04-25-2013 07:06 PM

Re: 2014 Overland "new car" smell = "wet dog" smell
 
Yep, I just parked mine and went on a business trip and when I arrived this evening it didn't have a good smell for sure.. smelled like rawhide or something, but not new car smell for sure. Mine is a week old as well and first time in the sun...

I assume this will get better over time as the glues etc burn off their smells. i hope...

Roki303 04-25-2013 07:47 PM

Re: 2014 Overland "new car" smell = "wet dog" smell
 
If it is just a glue and stuff I'm fine with it. Just hope that there is nothing growing out there ...

nathantw 04-26-2013 01:39 AM

Re: 2014 Overland "new car" smell = "wet dog" smell
 
Had/have that in my 2012 Summit. Same smell when it gets hot and humid. Smelled like it was coming from the vents, but changed the filter and still smelled it. The good thing is the smell disappears after a few minutes.

Youknowmeas 03-07-2014 12:04 PM

Re: 2014 Overland "new car" smell = "wet dog" smell
 
Have the same issue after 1.5 weeks of ownership. Any resolution or did it certainly go away after time?

14OverNY 03-07-2014 12:14 PM

Re: 2014 Overland "new car" smell = "wet dog" smell
 
Is this just the Indigo models? I just got my Overland with beige, hoping I don't get that smell!

Youknowmeas 03-07-2014 12:17 PM

Re: 2014 Overland "new car" smell = "wet dog" smell
 
Ours is a Hemi 2014 Summit with the brown interior.

bill_de 03-07-2014 12:40 PM

Re: 2014 Overland "new car" smell = "wet dog" smell
 
Put the system on recirculate and spray some Lysol into the air intake.

They sell more expensive stuff ... because the label says "Automotive", but Lysol works fine.


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Youknowmeas 03-07-2014 12:51 PM

Re: 2014 Overland "new car" smell = "wet dog" smell
 
Could but shouldn't have to do that on a new car. The wife drives it and she's allergic/sensitive to deodorizers. Those just mask the smell that will most likely come back after a couple weeks anyway. If someone who had the problem can let me know if it goes away after time...and after how long...that'd be great.

marosenb 03-07-2014 01:36 PM

Re: 2014 Overland "new car" smell = "wet dog" smell
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Youknowmeas (Post 987779)
Could but shouldn't have to do that on a new car. The wife drives it and she's allergic/sensitive to deodorizers. Those just mask the smell that will most likely come back after a couple weeks anyway. If someone who had the problem can let me know if it goes away after time...and after how long...that'd be great.



When the 14's were just coming out, there were a lot of people who had water build up in different parts of their vehicles, due to drainage issues and what-not. Search "sloshing sound" on the forums and you will probably find it... I will look for the post after I type this, too.

If water built up somewhere, that could be the cause for a 'wet dog' smell.

mike_svt 03-07-2014 01:40 PM

Re: 2014 Overland "new car" smell = "wet dog" smell
 
As I have posted in other forums, my 2014 has a cat pee smell when I come to a stop or back up. I have fabric interior.


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