Rats Chewing Honda's Soy-Covered Wires, Suit Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (January 21, 2016, 8:05 PM EST) -- The supposedly environmentally friendly soy casing Honda Motor Co. has begun installing in its newer vehicles is appealing to some consumers the automaker might not have expected, according to a proposed class action filed Thursday in California alleging rats and rabbits have been gnawing through the wires.

Daniel Dobbs, Greg Delaney and Sean Rickard claim Honda's soy casing attracts the critters, who then chew their way through the electrical systems of Honda Accords and other models that use the new product, according to a suit filed in California's Central District on Thursday. Delaney's dealership even sent him a photo of a...

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