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Soy-Based Car Material May Lead to Rodent Problems

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Two Japanese car makers have made the wrong kind of headlines after attempting to go green. Honda and Toyota’s new soy-based coating on wires have some drivers taking them to court.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Rat-a-tat-tat.jpgBoth car companies are being sued in separate class action lawsuits as drivers have said the new material attracts rodents. The rodents are chewing through the coating as they think it’s food.

Some customers have had less than 20,000 miles on their vehicles when they started exhibiting problems while repairs have cost some over $2,000 according to reports.  

While rodents have always been known to chew on wires and nest in cars, mechanics are joining with consumers in saying that soy now is the issue. Both companies deny that claim.

Anyone who believes they’ve been victim to this can file a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.