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Mice Droppings in Cabin

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Backbowl, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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    Backbowl

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    I've owned my 2010 Tacoma, purchased used about a year ago. It's a no frills Taco used for hauling stuff here and there so it doesn't get driven daily. My issue is since it's not regularly driven, I got into the cab the other day and I saw some Mice droppings on the driver seat. I look around all over the cab and BOOM there is droppings everywhere. I realize this is a well discussed topic but my question isn't about how to get rid of them, I will install a grate, check the cabin filter and fan blower.... My issue is it seems like the sight of mice droppings would explain why I was having some electrical issues about a month ago. At that point, there were no mice droppings in the cab but I bet had I checked the engine at that point or looked carefully, I would have found some poop.

    My question is, I read there was some class action suit and there were some reimbursements from Toyota but would I be eligible for any of that being as though I bought this truck used (3rd owner). I know I'll give my cab a scrub down and do the must do items but there is probably no way I will get every bit of poop out of the dash. I just fear breathing in some nasty diseased Mice dropping. Has anyone looked into pursing a claim with Toyota even if they aren't the original owner? I don't think my insurance is going to help, I know that was discussed too. I do not have full coverage on my Taco, I only have liability.

    Any suggestions help! Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    apreston1

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    To answer your question...why is Toyota responsible for your mouse infected truck?
     
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  3. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    Yeah.

    No.
     
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  4. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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  5. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    JaCado

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    There was a class action suit on the wired being covered in a soy based coating which the mice seemed to love. Not sure if it applies to your current situation. Pending on how extensive the damage is, most just go through their insurance.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    BlueFalconActual

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    My suggestion is to get even by finding where they live and dropping a massive soft-serve style steaming dook right on their nest.
     
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  7. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:25 PM
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  8. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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    Backbowl

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    Thanks for the very thoughtful response but that doesn't really answer the question. Like another poster mentioned, there was a class action suit because of the soy wiring. Unfortunately, I don't think insurance is an option for me, I only have liability. This is why I was wondering if there was any other options to get assistance.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:52 PM
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    dofartshavelumps

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  10. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    JaCado

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    Mixture of cayenne pepper and water... spray it in the engine bay and on wire looms. Cover up all holes in the cowl under the windshield wipers and air intake. Also may want to take a look at the air vents in the back of the cab and places where wires go through the fire wall.
     
  11. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    Pooping on your floor and seat is different than chewing your wiring.

    You have a mouse house because your truck sits there unused and undisturbed in a natural environment. That isn’t your fault, it isn’t anyone else’s either though, so I think your end game is only amounting to disappointment.

    This isn’t going to play out the way you’d like it to, certainly not financially.
     
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  12. Jan 4, 2019 at 8:03 PM
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    but... but... mice pooped in his truck...
     
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    :poking:
     
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    Put dCon mouse traps under where you park your truck, they work 100%

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  15. Jan 4, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    Check your cabin air filter for mice

    Get back to me
     
  17. Jan 4, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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    Stuff
    Droppings.
     
  18. Jan 4, 2019 at 11:16 PM
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    azzwethinkweiz

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    I've never had them get inside the cab but we have pack rats here and they love engine bays. The only thing that seems to deter them in there is leaving the hood open... guess it makes them feel less secure, less trapped warmth. Getting in the cab is something else entirely. It might help alleviate the situation though if they're allowed to sit comfy enough in the engine bay for long enough to make their way into the cab.

    There are a lot of myths and tales about what keeps rodents away etc... a lot of miss information too. This is an interesting blog I found when I first ran into this issue when I moved to Arizona, good info here:

    http://mrpackratblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/pack-rat-solution-myths.html?m=1
     
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  19. Jan 5, 2019 at 5:23 AM
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    I live in the middle of a 'natural environment', but I have no problem with mice in my truck. I suspect this is because the mice all live in my house :mad:
     
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  20. Jan 5, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    "This is why I was wondering if there was any other options to get assistance. "

    F ing millennial's always looking for someone else to pay for their problems!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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