Another Lawsuit Says Honda’s Soy Wire Insulation is Too Attractive to Rodents

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Scott McCracken

When Michael Preston's 2015 Accord lost its power steering, he was concerned. When he found out it was because mice had chewed through his car's wires, he was pissed. His lawsuit, Michael Preston, et al., v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc. wants Honda to cover the problem for all 2013-2017 Honda owners and lessees in Illinois.

Preston says considering the automaker sells a special tape to prevent damage to the soy-based wiring, Honda should have covered the cost for repairs while the car was covered by the warranty. The plaintiff says dealerships typically tell customers to contact their insurance companies for help with paying the bills.

This isn't the first lawsuit over Honda's use of soy-based wire insulation.

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