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Mice in my Volvo XC90

 
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waynep7122 waynep7122
Addict | Posts: 4545 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 02/14/12
09:44 AM

seems i had my own mouse problem.. in my VW bus with a corvair motor..   i had not started it in years..  i poured in some gas.. dropped in a fresh battery.. fired it up..   let it run a minute or two...   shut it off to check it...

found two mice crawling up through the fan blade...    they had been seriously blown as the engine was at fast idle..  and their little feet looked discolored..  

i went to move the van. about 10 minutes later..   one of the mice was still on top of the engine...    he jumped down.. walked about five feet...   turned and gave me a dirty look and continued to walk into the hedge..  he must have been really mad about being evicted from my engine..   it did take me 2 hours to take the top off everything and remove the debris... i did find one that had been blown between the air cooled cylinders  who did not get out..   sorry mice.. i did not know that you had moved in..  

timfts timfts
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 06/12
Posted: 06/09/12
02:19 PM

This is my 2nd xc90 1st was a 2005 and know a 2010
with only 10,000 both with mice problems.  Volvo
is and has been No help.  I have 6 other cars parked
at the same place, 1 dodge truck, 2 Toyota's
2 Chevy ( one car and one motor home)  Only the Volvo gets mice, and they bring food into the car.
This will be the last Volvo EVER.  The Dealer
implies that this is MY fault. Yea, I built this @@@@  

waynep71222 waynep71222
Guru | Posts: 823 | Joined: 03/12
Posted: 06/09/12
08:24 PM

perhaps a call to US Customs department.. as bringing in foreign mice is NOT A GREAT IDEA...

they are either getting in at the one of the parts suppliers... little chance..

or are getting in at the factory or the factory storage lot..

on a ship while being transported across...

the first batch of them went down in the english channel as i recall..

volvo has been recently sold.. i think to TATA motors.. but i could be wrong..

a creative mechanic or body man will probably be able to find where the mice are getting into...

i have used shop vacuums on blow to pressurize the insides of cars to find openings...

you can also use the vacuum on suction and listen for them..  if you can get the vacuum far enough away to not make a lot of noise..  think a piece of two of 2 or 2 1/2" inch ABS drain pipe.. with no hub couplings to connect to the vacuum hose..  

kellyrae87 kellyrae87
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 07/14
Posted: 07/22/14
02:48 PM

I have a 2005 Volvo XC70 and have had mice both inside the car and in the engine for four years now.  I have tried everything and keep my car very clean, so am quite horrified to see the floor, seats and dash littered with mouse droppings every morning. Has anyone found a solution that works to keep mice away? I love my car, but I would not buy another unless Volvo has fixed the problem.  

kellyrae87 kellyrae87
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 07/14
Posted: 07/22/14
02:49 PM

I have a 2005 Volvo XC70 and have had mice both inside the car and in the engine for four years now.  I have tried everything and keep my car very clean, so am quite horrified to see the floor, seats and dash littered with mouse droppings every morning. Has anyone found a solution that works to keep mice away? I love my car, but I would not buy another unless Volvo has fixed the problem.  

Grace Amao Ciffo Grace Amao Ciffo
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 06/18
Posted: 06/06/18
07:35 AM

I have the same problem.  I thought it was my fault somehow, or a one-off with my first XC90.  I stuffed dryer sheets everywhere, rubbed mint oil all over the glovebox and engine and poured mint oil on the back cargo area.  I used Irish Spring soap shavings under the seats, and my husband set traps constantly.  I upgraded to a new ( to me) gently used XC90 and its been fine for 6 months and suddenly...BOOM - the mice are in my new new XC() too.  I'm so dejected.  Its the worst thing in the world.  I hate mice and almost got into an accident last year when one ran across the back seat of my car.  It's so gross and I own, rather than lease, so there's nothing I can do.  I have kids and its just unsanitary.  i feel like its a bad dream that this happened again.  I will never buy another Volvo.  And that's sad because I've had 4.  I loved my XC70, my c70, but these XC90's have broken me down with their disgusting mouse issues.  

Just Try It1 Just Try It1
Moderator | Posts: 2796 | Joined: 08/14
Posted: 06/06/18
10:18 AM

Mechanical Mouse traps..

deep mouse traps with food at the bottom so they can't jump out..  

this can be as simple as a deep 5 gallon bucket or several stacked with the inner ones with the bottom cut out..  some green anti freeze at the bottom.. some peanut butter spread around the inside of the bucket several inches above the coolant.. but a foot below the lip of the bucket.. if you have a garage.. leave it on the floor of the drivers seat.. when you go to leave.. take it out and set it on the side of your garage and snap a proper lid on it.. if you don't have dogs or cats.. you can leave the lid off.. but any critters in the garage may die a horrible death in the coolant.. its sweet tasting..  you can leave a ramp up the side..



you can use the rolling device.. or just peanut butter..  

my sister had a pet mouse that escaped in her room.. i told her to use a shoe box. a knit hat or socks so it could climb up the outside of the box and jump in to get the watermellon she left in the box..  she said it did not work.. she said he ate the watermellon.. but it got out..  i looked and the box was on its side with a knit hat and a piece of watermellon..  nothing to stop him from walking out.. i had her flip it up. put the hat next to the outside so he could climb up.  the water mellon inside .. within 2 hours he was caught and went back in the mouse house .. that mouse lived for 6 years until she ran out of cotton batting for his bedding.. she used some polyester.. he tangled up in it and died..  

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