Wouldn’t it be wonderful if cars could be manufactured with fewer petroleum-based products? Why, it might keep eggs from frying on sidewalks and stop the seas from rising. Or it could have consequences boneheads like Al Gore never anticipated.
Recent reports indicate that automakers are now using wire insulated with a soy-based product and even making seats out of similar materials. Unfortunately, it turns out that rodents like the materials even more than they like cheese.
Here’s how TastyWires.com reports the story:
As if automobiles aren’t expensive enough with regular maintenance, repairs and wear and tear items, manufacturers are now making various parts of our cars from parts that attract rodents such as mice, squirrels, chipmunks and possums.
We want to know exactly which automobile manufacturers are using these soy based products. The emails we have received from people claiming to have parts of their automobiles eaten so far are from from Subaru, Honda, Toyota, Dodge and Mercedes. These automobile manufacturers need to take responsibility for making vehicle parts from what boils down to being tasty food for rodents of all kinds.
When thousands of folks are having to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars because rodents like the taste of something under the hood it’s more than just a little problem. They need to have a recall and refunds should be given to anyone who has shelled out money to replace soy based wires eaten by rodents.
Unfortunately, the automakers are taking the position that their warranties do not cover rodent repairs.
Think of it the Pest Control Industry Full Employment Act of 2009?