Toyota Camry Acc Cabin Filter Troubleshooting
Your Toyota Camry should definitely be one of your comfort zones; a place where you feel safe and comfortable at once. But if you are allergic to dust and pollens, riding inside your sedan with an old ACC cabin filter could feel like being inside a torture chamber. Same goes if you are just plain allergic to unpleasant odors, you should replace your filter once in a while. If not, you might experience problems that could affect your vehicle's ventilation. So if you suspect that your ACC cabin filter is to blame for your car's unlikable smell and your frequent allergic attacks, then you better check it by following our tips:
Whether your car's interiors smell like used socks or the scent of your German shepherd, it could be a bit off to your passengers if the smell lingers and won't go away even if you are using air freshener. The ACC cabin filter is responsible for keeping your Camry odor-free. Once it gets hold of too much dirt and debris, it won't be as efficient as before. You can locate this filter by removing the glove compartment. Carefully remove the old filter to ensure that the debris won't spill on your car's floor mat. Check it if it has debris that might hinder it from absorbing the foul smell inside your car. You can either clean it or replace it with a new one to restore its functionality.
If lately you've been hearing a scratchy, rattling sound coming from your glove compartment, you might suspect that a rat has invaded your sedan. You'll be surprised to see that the leaves, needles, and rocks on your worn-out ACC cabin filter that are making the sound. If you usually park your vehicle under the trees, your filter will most likely be filled with these kinds of debris. Remove the debris or replace the filter if you want to get rid of that annoying noise.
Since the ACC cabin filter keeps the air from the engine bay clean, when it wears out, expect that the air will not be as filtered unlike before. You become exposed to the pollen and dirt that it can no longer filter. Replace your worn-out filter every after 12,000 to 15,000 miles, especially if you or your usual passengers are allergic to dirty air.