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Rodents Just Love Honda's Soy Wiring

A lawsuit says the soy-coated, environmentally friendly electrical wiring used by Honda in 2012-2015 vehicles is irresistible to rabbits, mice, and other rodents. Soy vey.

When the lead plaintiff brought his 2014 Crosstour in for service, the mechanic found a rabbit living in the engine compartment and using the wires as a chew toy. To be fair, it is a warm place to hang out with lots of free soy-based snacks.

Of course, it wasn’t really free. The damage cost the owner $765 dollars. That’s a lot of carrots.

We’ve certainly heard about this before. Honda defends itself by saying it sells anti-critter tape that can be wrapped around the wires. The tape is laced with enough capsaicin (the stuff that makes peppers hot) to melt the whiskers off anything that comes sniffing around.

The lawsuit thinks owners shouldn’t get stuck paying for repairs and the red-hot-chili-tape should be available for free. What do you think?