Not to mention the refillable pens that we never take the trouble to refill.
Thank you for including this article on your new post! Everyone check it out here! My husband is fit to be tied that a car this new would have a problem.
The sales guy then told us that a car on the lot next door had the same issue a year ago. You could take a walk around the dealership lot and see if you can find any rodent droppings on the ground and then ask to have the hood popped on any cars that are close by.
Though still might be difficult to prove where the rodents came from that chewed your particular car. And not a bad idea to start setting traps and start spraying the engine compartment with a peppermint spray steps above.
I hope that the car company comes around for you and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Geico insurance covered it minus deductiblewarranty service was denied.
The insurance adjuster said he was not surprised one bit, and receives a ton of similar cases in the Fall especially.
This is a know defect as evidenced by manufacturers issuing related TSBs, and numerous owner reports that should be covered. These sorts of problems were extremely rare before soy-based wires — you might find nests on exhaust manifolds and in ducts but rarely were wires chewed.
Very disappointing, as I had thought Subaru might actually care a little bit. Thanks for sharing and bummed to hear about your situation. I agree that this is a seasonal issue. Once the weather gets colder, Rodents are more likely to leave their burrows to find alternative shelter i.
Once you get your car fixed, please be sure to keep an eye on things and put up some defenses e. Your car is more likely to get hit again by the same rodents since they most likely urinated in the engine compartment and can detect this next time they start sniffing around.
If you have any questions that pop up, please let me know.
When trying to start last Saturday morning, we discovered fuel pouring out back by the gas tank! Had the vehicle towed to the nearest dealership. Not very pleased to read all this information around similar issues.
Once you get your car fixed, be sure to follow the steps in the article to prevent this from happening again. Hope this information helps you!
Also place traps on top of the front wheels. I did find an insulation-built nest in under the hood which I quickly removed. Hoping for the best. David Reply I just had an episode of some critter mice, squirrels?
Something with chewing teeth chewing through my plastic gas line which is a pressurized line. This resulted in gasoline pouring out from under the cab when the engine was engaged. The vehicle is an older one, a Mazda B pickup. The plastic gas lines are not carried by any after market supplier that I could find, so I had to go to Mazda to get it.
Then the line is on top of the gas tank and under the cab, which meant either dropping the gas tank or raising the pickup bed. About what the truck is worth, but a lot less than truck payments.
Now I am concerned that it might happen again. Just wondering if the Rodent spray sprayed on top of the gas tank would keep them away from that area? Great to hear that nothing terrible happened from this incident.
So, the product I recommend and use is called Rodent Defense and it is specifically made to be sprayed into the engine compartments of cars. Its function is to introduce a foreign smell that will make the rodent feel uncomfortable so it is important to spray into any aree where they have been frequenting.
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