Soy Based Wiring In My Car Is Being Eaten By Rats

2021 Subaru Forester

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Subaru dealer.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
7,750 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. compensation (known issue involved in lawsuits) (1 reports)
  2. replace wiring (1 reports)
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2021 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 022021

Forester ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles


I had my car repaired for rats eating wiring in the engine - and 2 days later I had to take it back for rats eating wiring to the fuel tank. The fact that this is a KNOWN issue that is involved in a class action suite in Hawaii, but Subaru continues to use this in their cars and not claim to know it is an issue, is not acceptable at all. They should be held responsible, have to cover the cost and find wiring that is not going to have this problem.

Plus they should not say they have never seen this before, as I was told by Subaru of Macon.

- sealy, Forsyth, US

problem #1

Dec 012021

Forester ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles

For the second time I have had rodents eat the wiring in my 2022 Subaru Forester. I have been told by an employee at Subaru of Macon - where car was purchased and is where the expensive repairs are done - that the wiring is Oat Based. I do live n a Rural Area but I park far away from the horse barn, have a device in my car to deter rodents, now I park with Moth Balls all around my car and do not park on grass but yet I AM STILL to blame per Subaru!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am getting the run around and been told I am to blame for these issues.

I am very tired of this and just want compensation and truthful information from Subaru - not to be blamed and charged!!!!!!!!!!!!

- sealy, Forsyth, US

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