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I saw a local TV news report last night that highlighted some owners of newer cars having problems with mice, etc. chewing through various parts of their wiring harnesses. One specifically was a Toyota.

The reporter said the problem is the use of plant-based materials for the wires' coverings. One picture showed chew-through of the black convolute tubing, then through the wires' insulators.

Do our 4.1s use these "food" materials too? Has anyone had such occur to your 4.1 (and you didn't have regular food in the car attracting the vermin)?
 

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Thanks -- I don't see any that are posted in our 4.1 groups or mentions 4.1s. So maybe we are safe!

Elsewhere I had read that rodents also chew on wiring to wear-down/sharpen their always-growing teeth. And that soy is the base being used in the new, problematic wiring harness materials that might rodents actually eat.
 

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Seems that I recall that the chewed wire problem has been with later model RAVs so hopefully you're safe. Some time ago I read a report that Ford is/was using soy-based foam padding for its seating - wondering whether they have had any problems with rodents consuming that.
 

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I use the hanging Moth cakes in my garage. you can get them with little or no orders. Also you can use mice bate but then you need to find and remove the bodies. In the car if you don't mind the oder use moth balls (1-2) under the seats and under the hood.

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I use the hanging Moth cakes in my garage. you can get them with little or no orders. Also you can use mice bate but then you need to find and remove the bodies. In the car if you don't mind the oder use moth balls (1-2) under the seats and under the hood.

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I had problems with mice under the hood on one of my cars. Put several moth balls around the engine compartment, and problem solved. Kept them away from air intake. Never smelling it in the passenger compartment.
 
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