While the case tried to assert that Honda’s “rodent tape” was an admission of a problem with their soy-based wire coating attracting rodents, the judge saw it as an act of good customer service.
You say tomato, I say rutabaga.
The judge also rejected the argument that the wires are defective.
“properly functioning wires are not rendered defective simply because rodents enjoy chewing on them. That rodent tape serves as a deterrent does not mean the wires are defective unless wrapped in tape.”
The lead plaintiff received a bill of $2,146 after rodents chewed through his car’s wires and disabled his power steering.