Mice Eat Toyota Tundra Wires – True Story
Here is definitely an odd story. According to mechanics, mice are eating wires that have a soy based coating. Really!The story comes to us from Channel 5, WPTV in Jupiter, Florida. Apparently, David Fowler, owner of a 2012 Toyota Tundra with just 17,000 miles on it noticed his engine wasn’t running right. When he took it to the mechanic, he learned a rodent ate his wire.
“I said I don’t believe you. The mechanic said ‘Yes, a rodent ate your wire,'” Fowler recalled.
Apparently this happens quite often. Local mechanic Jorge Goyanes told the TV station that he had to show a customer rat droppings inside her engine compartment to convince her a rodent had been in there. He says he sees a few cars a year with this problem.
What’s to blame? The coatings on the wires are made with a soy based substance according to local mechanics. They say that while it is more environmentally friendly, it also has the unintended consequence of attracting mice.
It seems Honda is convinced there is a problem. According to the story, they plan on introducing a “spicy chemical” to its wire to stop the mice from eating it.
Fowler, the man with the rodent problem, was so pissed off that he went home and set traps all around where he parks his truck.
As for Toyota, Fowler complained and they paid up the repair bill. No word on if they change their wire.
Crazy story. Seems reasonable to us, what do you think?
Filed Under: TundraHeadquarters.com