Rodent died in car

subaru
forester

#1

A rodent died under the rear car seats of my Subaru Forester. We did not find it for 2 months. How do I get the smell out of my car? I have tried shampooing the carpets, Febreze, etc. HELP!


#2

Pull out the carpet and the foam padding (if any) under the carpet and throw it away. Clean the underlying metal with bleach. Let that dry, then clean it again. This is assuming the rodent died on the carpet itself. If not, then pull out whatever the rodent died on and replace it. If it’s the seat itself that could get pricey, at which point I’d have professional cleaners go after it.

But as they showed on Mythbusters, if something dies in your car and it sits in the heat, you’ll probably never get rid of the smell.