Last post on May 19, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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Car Safety, Electrical, Engine
#49 of 52 Mice in my Elantra
May 02, 2009 (11:41 am)
I live in a rural area, and park my 2005 Elantra in a barn. I have had problems with mice somehow getting into the air ducts, and building nests on the cabin air filter. The first time this hapened, I put 1/4" hardware cloth (galvanized screening) over the air intake vent drains. It just happened again, with the screen in place. The windows are closed, how can mice be getting into the ventilation system? Thanks, Doug
#50 of 52 Re: Mice in my Elantra [dkalmer]
May 27, 2009 (10:10 am)
wish i had an answer for you. some years ago i changed my air filter and found perhaps a half a cup of decon poison pellets in the airbox. the decon didn't work in this case. :o)
#51 of 52 Re: Help!!!! [skeezix]
May 17, 2010 (10:14 am)
Apparently, auto manufacturers have gone to using soy instead of plastic in their wiring...it's cheaper (for them!)
Toyota is definitely an offender...my 2005 4Runner was ravaged by a squirrel who built a nest in the engine compartment at a cost of $1200. Fortunately she was electrocuted in the process. For a long time after I would see her babies waiting in my front yard for the car to come home!
Today I took my 2007 4Runner to the dealership because all of my idiot lights were on. Squirrels had chewed-up the wiring. I was told that we would start with $300 and go from there. Toyota needs to pay for this, the slimy, slimy cheats!
#52 of 52 Re: Help!!!! [squirrelbait]
May 19, 2010 (8:13 am)
Why should Toyota pay?
Thsi happens with all makes and models!