Q: What should I know about the cabin air filter?

asked by on

What should I know about the cabin air filter?

Your engine has an air filter, and it serves to protect the engine of the car from damaging dust, pollen and debris. Your car’s Air Conditioning system also has a filter – called a cabin filter. It serves the same purpose as the engine air filter. It blocks dirt, dust, pollen and other debris from entering the air box where it might damage the blower motor or clog up your air vents.

Your car’s cabin filter can help alleviate allergies when riding or driving, and it also improves air quality, all while protecting the system from damage. However, it will eventually clog up and need to be replaced. Ford does not recommend replacing your cabin filter on your own, as it’s located behind the glove box and requires a lot of teardown to access. It should be replaced as part of your car’s normal scheduled maintenance services.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What should I know about the cabin air filter?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What Causes a Car's AC System to Rattle When It Is Turned On?

The cause of the rattle will depend on whether it is coming from inside the car or under the hood. Typically, a rattle would be associated with the compressor and underhood components. Let’s take a look by starting under...

Q: P2112 code. Actuator works. Throttle plate moves freely.

Hello. Regardless if the actuator works when you get this code from this vehicle typically the throttle body needs to be replaced. In some cases, the problem may be the accelerator cable or the connection at the throttle body. I...

Q: Q: How do I fast forward and rewind an iPod?

While listening to your iPod through the sound system, you can fast forward and rewind through songs. To fast forward through a track, press and hold the Seek button for more than 0.8 seconds. To rewind through a track, press...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.