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Old potato smell problem
I got this 3 months old smell problem inside the car that started in the middle of summer.
At first I thought it was a fruit or vegetable that rolled out a grocery bag to go underneath a seat. The odor is like a rotten potato.
It started slowly and a week after it never diminished and still stinks as of today.
The outside temperature seems to affected it but not by very much.
It does not come out the vents and it is always there even when the car is parked for a long period of time. I don't think it is the AC since I'm not using it due to colder outside temperature nowadays. When I was using the AC, I have never put it onto "recirculate".
Today, I have strip the rear internal panels as it seams to come from the rear, removed the carpets to the bare metal and looked every where inside the rear panel for a rodent's nest are something else to no avail.
The odor is not present in the engine compartment and I have looked underneath the car and did not find anything suspicious.
Anybody have an idea where I should look?