Simply because “before” automotive OEMs went on being “green” binge, almost everything in the car was made from metal, glass and plastic which was made 100% from petroleum.
None of those materials are particularly tasty or suitable for nest building by rodents.
Then in the mid 1980’s, first in Germany through the infinite wisdom of Euro politicians, regulations were passed without much objection by anyone, that the manufacturer bears responsibility for their vehicle from “cradle to grave“, that is from the time it is made to the time it is retired from service and disassembled so that the materials can be easily recycled.
While these regulations do not yet exist in the USA, manufacturers make cars to be sold in many parts of the world, so making items from “different” materials for different markets is not cost-effective. Thus a silly regulation in even one country where it is enacted affects all vehicles sold all over the world made by that particular OEM.
The first unbelievable attempt at this “green” correctness was by Daimler on their Mercedes-Benz cars made from 1991 to 1995, where they started to use a “bio-degradable wiring harness”! Heat and time did the ultimate damage and insulation on the wiring would start to deteriorate, crack, fall off, and cause infinite combinations of wiring “shorts”.
Of course, this would not happen until after the vehicles were out of warranty. Generally in 5 to 7 years after manufacture with an almost 100% fail rate by the 12-year anniversary. The typical cost to fix this “predictable” damage is anywhere from $1,600 to as much as $6,000 per vehicle.
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Google Reviews: December 2022
After having our car rewired after parking the weekend at a theme park in Orlando, i researched and found Rataway. Have used it with the waterproof additive ever since. Aksi on our AC lines outside our home and our rooftop satellite dish after we found the squirrels had chewed the plastic coverings. Soy is used in plastics now and the rodents can smell it. We spray our car and the plastics outside.