Everyone seems to be focused on being greener these days, including automakers. However, those efforts may have a downside: rats!
Honda has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit because the soy-based coating it uses as wire covers on its vehicles is attracting rodents who are dining on the green covering and causing some vehicle owners thousands of dollars in repairs.
The automaker moved to the coating because it is biodegradable and less expensive than plastic; however, the green munchers are climbing under hoods and chewing through the soy covering and causing all kinds of problems. (more…)