I drive a 2006 VW New Beetle TDI and I would be very happy with my car if it weren’t for the stink that started about a year ago. It’s inside the car and I have no clue what it could be. Nobody spilled anything, we didn’t transport anything or anybody smelly, and from looking around the interior it doesn’t look like a moisture problem (I’m in Austin, TX where it never rains anyway). It’s hard to describe the smell but it’s a little like a mix of melting plastic, burning hair, and dank basement. The dealership “flushed” and cleaned the AC thinking it could be mold but it didn’t make a difference. I’m dreading getting into the car, especially if it has been standing for a day or two and I’m seriously considering selling it (need to research the strongest car deodorizers first).
Any guesses what this could be?
“Barely Breathing” in Austin