Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yukon, OK
Vehicle: '07 SLK 280; '04 C 320, '01 Honda S 2000, '98 Ford Ranger truck.
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Well, dogs and cats rarely leave any odor in a car, unless of course they live in it! Most foul odors in our MBs come from the fact that some leather conditioners, frankly, leave a stench. Example -- Malco leather conditioner is one of the best at conditioning and protecting our leather, but it reeks! I would get some Zaino cleaner and Zaino conditioner. It smells good. I would first clean all leather and vinyl surfaces with the cleaner, then apply the conditioner to these surfaces.
Should that fail, the problem may be with the carpets. I have a small steam cleaning machine that I use on my automotive carpets after vacuuming them. I apply the steam with a brush attachment of medium softness, scrub, and then wipe with a towel.
Should all this fail, have the air conditioner drain hose checked. If it is clogged or kinked, you could have stale water build up in your AC condenser housings, and that can really stink. I mentioned this last, as the stench this causes does not smell like "pet odor" but instead has a mold smell, which in fact it is.