Submitted by CoinFitz on December 12, 2019
To start with, I'm not talking about A/C mildew/feet/locker room smell. That's not unique to Tesla, it's a feature of all modern A/C systems.
I've owned a lot of cars, probably close to 40, in the 35 years I've been driving. Some new, mostly used, some one step from the scrapyard. New cars, especially back in the day, have their distinct aroma. Old cars, ditto (usually a mix of gasoline and exhaust, burning oil, dust, and ciggy stank). But both of the Teslas I've owned, a 2012 and my current 2015, both with about 50K miles, smell like no other car I've experienced. It's a slightly irritating, unidentifiable chemical odor. I don't want to mask it with a Little Tree or Febreze or whatever, I just want to eliminate it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?