rjames123
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Reoccuring Rodent Damage

Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:24 pm

A few months ago, part of the electrical system went out. I took it to my dealer and they said it was mice or rats that ate into the wiring and it cost me over $600 to get it fixed. To make sure It wouldn't happen again, I sprayed a mint-based product that was supposed to deter rodents from hanging around. A few days ago a god awful shaking and rumbling occurred from the air-conditioning system. It looks like a critter has crawled in the space and filled it with acorns and other crap. Now the fan won't even work. God knows what this is going to cost. I've owned new cars for 50 years and never had this kind of problem. And none of my neighbors have this kind of an issue. Is this a Bolt issue? I've read that others have had the problem.

PackardV8
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Re: Reoccuring Rodent Damage

Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:03 pm

Our 2017 Bolt has been parked in an unsealed garage for almost three years with no rodent issues.

BTW, I know there are mice in the area because they were eating the peas in the adjacent garden. I set traps and caught a dozen of them.

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marspilgrim
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Re: Reoccuring Rodent Damage

Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:58 pm

Bummer! I faintly remember old stories of critters liking some cars more than others but it's probably random bad luck. I would suggest placing a dozen traps in around the parking area to give them something more enticing. Worth a try anyway.
2017 Bolt EV Premier

SparkE
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Re: Reoccuring Rodent Damage

Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:37 am

traps under the car, filled with peanut butter.

or, borrow a friend's cat.

trevmar
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Re: Reoccuring Rodent Damage

Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:33 pm

Try a few mothballs under the vehicle

If neighbors or friends have pets offer to brush or comb them and save the fur, put it in an old sock and place near the car.. You won't smell anything but rodents will.

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