I reported this early this year and nobody was
able to identify it.
While removing the covers under the dash - over
the leg area - I
noticed the smell stronger than usual. The
padding is the culprit. It is made of a layer of
rubbery plastic that is glued
to the hard plastic part of the cover and the
rubber part is then covered
with the usual compressed and colorful fibers -
about 3/8" thick.
It's been a while since I removed the covers from
the insides of the doors, so
I don't know if there is more of that junk there.
I believe the stench comes from the decomposition
of the rubbery plastic.
Anyone know whether healthy replacements are
readily available? If not, I will
start looking fror a product that won't outgas
enough to convert me into
a zombie? Is there any such thing as healthy
On second thoughts, maybe I need to go to a green
Has anyone used a conditioner for the MBTex
upholstery - something that
would clean and preserve it? If so, was it
effective and was there a stench while
Finally, there is a small crack in the MBtex -
about 1/2" long. Suggestions for its repair?