Honda's Soy-Based Wiring Covers Irresistible to Rodents Environmentally friendly car wiring with a soy-based coating is too tempting for rodents to resist, according to a federal class-action lawsuit that demands Honda pick up the tab for the damage Rodents Chew Soy Wiring - Honda Problems A lawsuit says the soy-coated, environmentally friendly electrical wiring that Honda has been using is irresistible to rabbits, mice, and other rodents. Soy vey. The lead plaintiff says his 2014 CrossTour’s wiring had been used as a chew toy. When he brought his car in for service, the mechanic found a rabbit living in the engine compartment. Honda Wiring Lawsuit Claims Soy Attracts Animals Lawsuit alleges rodents chew the soy insulation that covers wiring in 2013-2017 Honda vehicles. March 14, 2018 — A Honda wiring lawsuit alleges animals damage vital systems by chewing and eating rodents love Honda's soy-based wiring Archives | Julieanna Lawsuit Claims Rodents Attracted to Soy-Based Wiring Highlights:. By November of 2016, Honda already knew that its use of soy-based material to cover electrical wiring rendered the wiring particularly susceptible to being sought out, chewed and/or eaten by rodents and other animals.