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Old 04-01-2014, 10:19 PM
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2013 F150 Odor from HVAC - Band-Aid Box smell

I have a 2013 F150 Ecoboost with what appears to be a common problem from what I have seen on other forums. The odor, as someone else put it, smells like a box of Band-aids. Occurs when I turn on the fan for the heater; however, it can either smell with just cold air or hot and then dissipates in about 1 minute or less. My cousin is a Ford mechanic and could not find anything leaking that would cause it. Anybody with the same experience or who has found what the problem is caused by, please post.
 
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeNY View Post
I have a 2013 F150 Ecoboost with what appears to be a common problem from what I have seen on other forums. The odor, as someone else put it, smells like a box of Band-aids. Occurs when I turn on the fan for the heater; however, it can either smell with just cold air or hot and then dissipates in about 1 minute or less. My cousin is a Ford mechanic and could not find anything leaking that would cause it. Anybody with the same experience or who has found what the problem is caused by, please post.
MikeNY,

I'm happy to look into this for you. Please PM me your name, phone number, VIN, mileage, and dealer info. I'll see how I can help.

Ashley
 
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:41 AM
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Any news on this? I'm having the same problem.
 
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:17 AM
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@HullGuy

Awaiting a call from Ford Motor Company CSM to further discuss.
 
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:12 AM
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2013 F150 bandaid smell

Having the same issue with our F150 with EcoBoost when we use the air conditioning. Do I need to take it in for warranty service???
 
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:14 AM
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Band-Aid Smell

Several of these vehicles were noted to have a leak in the evaporator system. They replaced my evaporator and this corrected the issue.
 
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:05 PM
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Hello,
Just got mine back from the dealer for the same Complaint.
They ordered me a chemical they sprayed on the evaporator core after removing the blower motor.
It Did Not work !!!
It still smells every time I turn the fan on, Can't stand it anymore .
Not really sure why it started smelling all the Sudden ??
I hope someone on this forum gets a fix, and can relay it to one or all of us.

Thanks,
Ken
 
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:06 PM
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Oh By the Way,,
If there is a leak in the Evaporator core how come the A/C still works ??
 
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:54 PM
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I have the same issue. The dealership tried to use a chemical to clean it but it only masked it for a couple of weeks and its back fully now.
 
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:26 AM
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Just took my 2013 in for the same issue they claim there is a service bulletin something with the accumulator???????????? Will have to see they are going to flush it again ????? I asked the technician to put the service bulletin number on my ticket so I can research it............
 
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:30 PM
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Just took my 2013 in for the same issue they claim there is a service bulletin something with the accumulator???????????? Will have to see they are going to flush it again ????? I asked the technician to put the service bulletin number on my ticket so I can research it............
Hey rjjaxx,

I'd like to look into this. Shoot me a PM with your name, VIN, mileage, dealer, and best daytime phone number.

Nick
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:39 PM
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Evaporator leak again

So, approximately one year since I had the evaporator leak, which was causing the odor in the cabin repaired, the leak has returned. Has ford released an updated part that will correct this issue? This is unacceptable as I will have the truck tied up at the dealership again and there is no guarantee that the problem will not happen again.
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:47 PM
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Own a 2013 ecoboost f150 with the same problem. Brought it to the dealer. The mechanic sprayed the vents with a deodorizer. The odor came back on 2-3 hours. Anything new that would give a more permanent solution?
 
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by RG00924 View Post
Own a 2013 ecoboost f150 with the same problem. Brought it to the dealer. The mechanic sprayed the vents with a deodorizer. The odor came back on 2-3 hours. Anything new that would give a more permanent solution?
Welcome to the forum, RG00924; I'm Crystal, the Ford Service rep here. I'd like to see what I can do to help your truck smell fresh as a daisy. How many miles are on it currently?

Crystal
 
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:22 AM
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Hi Crystal, I have a little over 20K miles on it. Bought it in April 2014. The odor started 2-3 weeks ago. Going back to the dealer tomorrow for some other work. Will talk to him again about the odor. All though the last time they did not have any idea what was causing it.
 

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