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#1 OFFLINE   Judy Davis

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 07:25 AM

Mice have gotten into the squirrel cage around the blower fan in my 2013 C-max 3 times in the past year! My car is now in the shop to track down an electrical problem that the dealer says is probably called by mice! This is getting aggravating and expensive! We park it in our carport. However, we've parked our past cars (all Fords) there for the past fourth years without a problem. What is it about the C-Max that seems to attract mice? We keep it clean, have filled tthe car with pine scented mouse repellent that farmers use to keep mice out of tractors, and have an electrical sonic repellent, but nothing has worked. What can we do??? Is anyone else having a problem like this???
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#2 OFFLINE   Kelleytoons

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 07:36 AM

Um, get a cat?

 

Seriously, though, we occasionally have mice in our garage where Maximis is parked and never have an issue (that I know of, of course).  My wife just lays out traps, the "sticky" kind that definitely attract and kill them.  She's not particularly happy about the killing part, but it is effective and easy to do, so in your case that is what I'd be doing.



#3 OFFLINE   DaveofDurham

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:43 AM

Get a Rat Zapper.    http://www.ratzapper.org/



#4 OFFLINE   RockwallRick

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 11:43 AM

We have had problems with Rats in the Attic but none in the C-Max.. so far! :rockon:



#5 OFFLINE   homestead

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:01 PM

This thread had me wondering what would happen if you plugged a mouse and keyboard into the usb port. :)


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#6 OFFLINE   cheezy

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:11 PM

 Is anyone else having a problem like this???

 

 

Uh Yes, I call it a "personal problem" not related to a car's make/model. 


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#7 OFFLINE   doncon94

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:27 PM

We have had exactly the same problem,  and since the blower requires about 4 hours of labor to get to, this is now costing us 500-900 each of the THREE times it has happened to us.   At wit's end.  Something about the CMAX makes for a good spot, and we may have to sell the vehicle even though we just bought a long extended warranty.  

 

 



#8 OFFLINE   livesmith

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:15 AM

I had this problem at one point in our garage.  One day they chewed through an ignition coil wire on our Sienna(thankfully it was able to be patched).

 

Then when we had our first kid, my Prius sat in the garage for like a week.  After that there was a small chunk missing from the front passenger seat and the airbag light was on.  Fortunately I found another chunk missing out of the back seat and apparently they chewed through the curtain airbag wire assembly back there.  Again, patched.

 

For a while I just didn't park in the garage and it seemed to help.  Thankfully no more problems in a few years!



#9 OFFLINE   cmax-nynj

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 03:35 PM

I think it has to do with the environmentally friendly material of the wires/harnesses the new cars use.  The unsold VW TDIs sitting in the lot are facing the same problem.








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