Rats attack my 2022 Tucson: Need solutions to prevent future attacks
After visiting the service center, they checked for errors using OBD tool, it showed an error for “Urea System”, cleared the error, but the warning message didn’t go away.
BHPian 992TurboS recently shared this with other enthusiasts.
My Tucson has been a victim of rat attack!
Yesterday, while commuting to work, within 1km, I noticed “Check Engine” light was ON, only to realize that “Check Urea System” was highlighted later in a minute, quite surprised that the car is driven barely 2700km and mostly on highways. Could not clear the error message (like you can, for low tire pressure) or scroll through the menus to check for AdBlue levels:
After visiting the service center, they checked for errors using OBD tool, it showed an error for “Urea System”, cleared the error, but the warning message didn’t go away. As none of us couldn’t identify the AdBlue levels due to error message, they managed to top up only 1 liter of fluid, only then we realized that “Check Urea System” might not be for AdBlue levels, but some issue with the sensor or hardware. After checking the engine bay and underbody for possible issues, the AdBlue line tube was observed as tampered by a rodent and the fluid starts leaking once the engine is ON. The picture below shows that the line tube has been bitten off by a rodent.
The service center has placed an order for the AdBlue line tube, hopefully that should solve the problem, the advisor mentioned that the part costs approx. Rs. 16,000 and may need up to two weeks to arrive. I hope that’s the only problem, or am I missing something here?
People over here have mentioned various ways to protect car’s engine bay from such attacks, this attack is underbody. Need really good solutions to protect my other cars from rodent attacks too. Admins and experts, please advice! Super frustrating as my travel plans have been stalled and won’t be able to use the car until the replacement parts have been installed.
Here’s what BHPian vinodvayyat had to say on the matter:
Please claim insurance cover for this, instead of spending from own pocket. With labor cost added, it will be worth getting covered under insurance.
Here’s what BHPian KrishKallapur had to say on the matter:
Sorry to hear that. Some years back I had similar problem. Rats had bitten off the fuel overflow pipe so fuel was leaking. Bosch service centre near my house gave a good solution for that. There is a Hydraulic Hose protection wrap available in the market. 2 types – HDPE and Metal sleeve. Both protect well.
I am not sure Hyundai ASC will fit it though. You may have to get it done at a multi brand service. Ask them to check all the exposed soft pipes and get them wrapped. It does not require the pipes to be disconnected.
Also try to use a repellent.
Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.
Source: Read Full Article