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2017 Tundra mice in cab

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by alans, May 30, 2018.

  1. May 30, 2018 at 5:22 AM
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    alans

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    where are the mice entering the cab I have caught 2 this week 1 running around with a trap and the other in the cabin air box but from the inside they did not come in through the filter it was intact
     
  2. May 30, 2018 at 5:25 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    They may have gotten in through a rubber grommet in the firewall or other location. Be sure to check for any signs of damage to your wiring. They love to chew on the wiring insulation....
     
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  3. May 30, 2018 at 5:26 AM
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    thanks
     
  4. May 30, 2018 at 5:42 AM
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    That is insane... I just bought my truck a week ago and my first wash/clean i found mice droppings and foam particles behind the back seats once i lifted the bench. Where are they coming from? I used the sticky pads but haven't gotten any mice just yet.

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  5. May 30, 2018 at 5:51 AM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    I park my truck in my garage and have one of these that lives there. No issues with mice in over 3 years:

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  6. May 30, 2018 at 6:12 AM
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    The wire insulation is soy based, spray it with Cridder Ridder once a month. It’s an expensive fix if chewed through.

    Stumped how they’re getting in your cab, my firewall is pretty tight.
     
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  7. May 31, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    check the AC drain under the truck. it's a huge hole.
     
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  8. May 31, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    In the cab, I found chewed remains of insulation from under the hood this winter. I never found the mice probably due to the stray cat population.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2018 at 8:50 AM
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    Bummer. Did you leave your car door or window open for awhile during the day?
     
  10. Jun 1, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    Had one come in my 2015 CM, came in under the hood cowl, sat on top of the cabin air filter and gnawed itself into the cab, chewed up all the wires to both subs and both of my amps. So if I was you, I would check your air conditioning duct, and the solution to the problem is to cover the big hole under the hood cowl with wire mesh.
     
  11. Jun 2, 2018 at 3:53 AM
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    Damn I hate rodents!!! I would go into FULL KILL mode...IE: Every ounce of physical and mental energy,every waking second,no sleep,no food,every fiber in my body and my entire soul would be lazer focused on COMPLETE and total eradication.I might even have to sacrifice the truck to accomplish this mission.Did I mention that I hate rodents?
     
  12. Jun 2, 2018 at 4:12 AM
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    Try this to get rid of them mice.......(jk)

     
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    Yes...This is an option!
     
  14. Jun 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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    I hate the things. I had my Accord parked in my back driveway and garage and found something had made a nest in the engine bay. We have trees they hide in and the dumb things use the telephone and cable lines to cross the streets and get to houses. I've had to stuff stainless steel wool in the roof vents on my house to keep them out of my attic. Now I keep my pellet rifle in my shop and when I see one, I take a shot at it.
     
  15. Jun 2, 2018 at 9:46 AM
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    I have no idea how there getting in. But here is the trap that I use around my RV. I catch at least two ground squirrels a week with the exception of the Winter season. It saves a few dollars because there reusable. Peanut butter gets them everytime..
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  16. Oct 8, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    Are there images of where that might be exactly?
     
  17. Oct 8, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    Mice deficateing and pissing on your Tundra cloth seats? Do you like the smell? I don't get it, all I see here are folks joking around about what I feel is Toyota's poor engineering. How fn hard can it be to screen the known locations of mouse holes, if you are the engineer that designs Tundras'. I built my own house, it is fn mouse proof for gods sake. I feel like a class action suit would do the job, who's interested? Why should Toyota get off the hook for this. I just don't get it.
     
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    Seems to me that Toyota engineering department is full of idiots. How can they continue to allow this to happen to their loyal repeat customers. Every time I get in my new truck, I have to clean out the torn up tissues, foam from seats, mouse feces, and god knows where the mouse pee smell comes from. It seems to me that after years of people complaining about this problem would bring it to somebodies attention that actually cares about their customers. How about a class action law suit to solve this once and for all. Anyone interested?
    I built my own house, and by god it is mouse proof. All they have to do is put stainless hardware cloth over all openings that a mouse can get through, problem solved. If they chewed though a grommet, I can see that, but is not the case. If they chewed through the cabin air filter, I can understand, not the case. If you can't tell by now, I am one pissed off Tundra owner.
     
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    Not nearly enough room here!
    I had to buy a bottle of Peppermint Oil a few years back, after I spotted a "visitor" in my garage. Every now and then, I spray a little under the hood on harnesses and firewall. No issues since 2010.
     
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    I spent over an hour on Toyotas' customer satisfaction phone number today. Tier one agent was helpful and understanding saying "that's just not right". And then he passed me to tier two. This Biotch was rude and told me it was an outside influence and I could turn it in to my insurance company, really! Finally I talked to a supervisor, same story. They are not responsible! Wanted me to go the the government official who oversees corporate responsibility. We all know the results that would get us. So seriously who is up for class action?
     
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    I agree. I was doing some work behind the driver side seatbelt area and found all of the same things you have mentioned. I honestly thought it was from my garage but after hearing this I tend to think differently. I know mine is a 17 but there is no other reason this should be happening.
     
  23. Apr 3, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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    I've done a little..
    Get yourself one or both of these:

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    One is a fat spoiled fur ball and the other is a Western Rat Snake that crawled into our crawl space to help himself to our Roof Rat colony
     
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    Greetings, Ive got the same issue. But my truck was parked out in the hill country (Texas) for 4 days a week ago. Got home and saw a mouse jump out and run for it....no biggie I thought. Until it started to smell in the cab. I took all the stuff from under the back seats and found two smaller mice.....not pinkies so I know the other one didnt birth them.....

    BUT, it STILL stinks. Ive been leaving the windows open in my driveway to air it out since I CANNOT find any other mice.....not under the seats, not in the air filter....

    BAH!!

    I dont see any evidence of them chewing into the air grill. And I did leave the door open when loading/unloading. But where in the heck did the babies come from??
     
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    Solution to rat and mice problem is BAIT STATIONS. I ordered five or six of them from Amazon. Place them all around my yard. First month, the rats ate the poison like candies (I have to refill the station once a week). After a month time, the eating taper off. Soon no more rats. Just make sure your dogs do not get to it.
     
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    I have been BATTLING a FU$king mouse invasion of my company bucket truck(Ram5500) that I park next to my garage that houses my Tundra
    Have had some “signs” of mice in garage but NONE in Tundra YET !
    like to keep it that way !

    I “live” in the Ram 60hrs + every week (before COVID - SHIT - very SLOW now)
    eating breakfast/ lunch and sometimes dinner in truck- mice started getting in Ram a couple months back and taking food trash out of trash can and causing havoc.
    I started by making sure I took out all trash every nite then the bastards started bringing in outside nuts etc and eating/ processing them in truck AGRRRRRR !!
    Then I went with my old faithful- supergluing cheese on 2-old school style mouse traps in Ram at nite - killed a family of 5 in matter of days - Still continue to remove my trash and have been GOOD- so far

    I know there will be more - Does Toyota still use soy- based wiring In my ‘18 ??????
    Going to look into the critter rider and peppermint oil ???

    Any new suggestions to keep them out of TUNDRA !!

    SORRY for the LONG rant
     

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