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Tesla is the latest car brand to fall prey to rodent issues

Complaints regarding rat attacks on Tesla cars are on the rise, causing a big concern for owners.

Tesla seems to be the latest car brand to be afflicted by the growing number of complaints, regarding rodent issues.

According to a media report, complaints regarding rat attacks on Tesla cars are on the rise, causing a big concern for owners. Customers are complaining that despite spending thousands of dollars on purchasing expensive vehicles, Tesla refuses to cover the damage caused by rodents.

The report suggests that the rising issue of rodents chewing up wires in cars is due to the use of soy-based insulation instead of petroleum-based alternatives. However, this is not limited to just Tesla models. It is a standard across the entire automotive industry.

The use of soy-based insulation wiring is much cheaper and more environment-friendly compared to petroleum-based alternatives. However, the soy-based insulation is more attractive to rodents. The result is said to be a severe rise in rodent issues for customers, which are not covered under warranty.

Tesla hasn't faced any legal action from customers yet. Several other carmakers are said to have received class-action lawsuits from customers, regarding rodent issues and the usage of soy-based insulation.

Source: New York Post

 
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