Smelly all weather floor mats

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Kevthegas
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Smelly all weather floor mats

Post by Kevthegas » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:44 pm

Hi I bought my 2018 Gts in October, from a OPC.

Over the last few weeks we have had really strange smell in the car, I removed the mats which were quite dirty and washed them.

Whilst washing them I realised the smell in the car is actually the floor mats, I have thoroughly cleaned them and used bleach added to the soap solution.

I have them indoors drying now but all 4 of them still smell.

I have checked the carpets and they are all dry.

The car had 15k miles on the clock when I bought it and thought the mats looked brand new when I collected the car.

Is it standard practice for dealers to supply new mats on every sale?

Would they be covered under warranty?

I am really reluctant to put them back in the car and don't really want to spend £140 on a new set of mats!

Any thoughts?

Kev
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Re: Smelly all weather floor mats

Post by SAC1 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:54 pm

Nothing ventured; nothing gained.....speak with your supplying OPC.
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Re: Smelly all weather floor mats

Post by MCDK » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:12 pm

Certainly not a warranty matter. Are they rubber mats? Can't see a rubber mat would hold such a strong smell especially after cleaning.

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Re: Smelly all weather floor mats

Post by Kevthegas » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:50 pm

Yes they are rubber like these :- https://content3.eu.porsche.com/prod/pag/tequipment/TeqFinder.nsf/TeqFinder?ReadForm&co=30&sp=1&ma=PCGB%20(RL)&bt=Macan%20I&ba=Macan&mo=&su=Floor%20mats&ka=&avty=G2_992_Macan%20I_Macan%20II_E3_981_991_991%20II_982_E1%20II_G1%20II_E2_E2%20II_G1_997%20II_987%20II&priceTest=&ac=product&pr=E1D15FA0D2DFDE1AC12579810049EF6B&lspr=B1995D9235B25AF8C1257F07004B727B$Macan$Macan%20I$Macan%20GTS_E1D15FA0D2DFDE1AC12579810049EF6B$Macan$Macan%20I$Macan%20GTS_819A13216B3B44EDC1257981004A0795$Macan$Macan%20I$Macan%20GTS


And they do stink !!
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Re: Smelly all weather floor mats

Post by Paul » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:59 pm

Carpet mats are standard spec and these can, if soiled, stay smelly no matter what.

Is it definitely the mats that smell or the actual carpet in the car? I have used “shake and vac” etc in the past with some success if this is the case.

I can’t see how the rubber all-weather mats you describe would stay unpleasant (other than a rubber smell) after a good power wash with any soap / bleach / Mr Muscle.....

(certainly not a warranty issue as mentioned above)
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Re: Smelly all weather floor mats

Post by Rigger » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:27 am

I have had these mats in my car since new. Can’t say I have had any problems with them. However, they have, on occasion, hidden the fact the sunroof was leaking and the carpet underneath was damp......
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Re: Smelly all weather floor mats

Post by Rab J » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:18 pm

Sometimes cheaper non genuine rubber mats can whiff pretty strongly for quite a while. They will eventually settle down but proper Porsche mats shouldn't. I've had a set in the new Cayenne from deliver a few weeks ago and there was no discernable smell at all.
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