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2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4X4 NATURAL Gas smell

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by BoomerSooner6868, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Mar 13, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    BoomerSooner6868

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    I have a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4 and in the last week I have noticed that there is a NATURAL gas smell NOT a GASOLINE smell that is in the interior of the car. From what I can tell it is coming from the A/C unit. I took it to the dealer and they were too backed up to look at it yesterday so I had to make an appt to have them look at it but, they confirmed that the smell was like natural gas and not gasoline. They were as confused as I am. The tech thought maybe it was a dead animal somewhere in the a/c unit but it does not smell like death....I know THAT smell!! I only smell it when the car is turned on and the fan is blowing and or the a/c is on. The other strange thing is when the heater is on, I do not feel air blowing on my feet. The car does get warm but I don't feel air blowing on my feet/legs like I have on every other car that I have owned and I am wondering if the two are connected....
     
  2. Mar 13, 2019 at 8:15 AM
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    Prerunner1982

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    Hello John, welcome from Oklahoma.

    As far as the smell, could it be leaking refrigerant from your A/C system? Did they put die in it?
    Where does the heat blow out of? If it only comes out of the defrost vent, you likely have a vacuum leak. The defrost vent is the default when there is little/no vacuum.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    Welcome @BoomerSooner6868 my suspicion is mold. A form of mold can generate similar smells through the ventilation system.
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    might want to check your cabin air filter - read owners manual or check youtube for a tutorial.
    If the smell is AC refrigerant the system will likely not operate or performance will be noticeably degraded.
     
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  5. Mar 13, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    Good point as I'm guilty of ignoring my cabin filter but mine didn't smell or I got used to it...LOL . But its too EASY to replace.

    Hub-Pages-air-filters.jpg
     
  6. Mar 13, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    :eek:...........

    Agree. Check cabin filter. :tumbleweed:. Ya never know.
     
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