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My TOYOTA 4-Runner has an unusual odor that comes and goes...

The odor is almost like a dead animal. It started in the fall of 2008. The dealer did not find anything but did smell it. It occurs on and off and no specific connection to any air/fan setting. Does not seem to happen with AC on just open windows, vent. The last resort was for them to take the whole dash out, at my expense, unless defect, etc. I decided to wait to see if it would ever go away.
Anyone else ever experience this?

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  • rowaha1 Nov 04, 2009

    I've got the very same issue! '08 4 Runner purchased in Nov 08. The odor occurs for about 30 seconds upon turning on the air/heat. My guess about the rodent theory, (highly unlikely), it would have decomposed by now and would no longer emit a scent. Any other ideas?? Thank You!!

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You possibly have a rodent somewhere in the system. Given your description I would say somewhere under the hood.

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