- Buick Ownership
- 2016 Encore
I read somewhere that mice can get into the cabin on an Encore. They come in through the heater air system. Previously I had a Hyundai Elantra and my wife has a Kia Sportage, both made or designed in South Korea as the Encore. Both cars had a mouse problem, the Sportage worse than the Elantra. Mouse nest in the spare tire area, cookies ate out of the console, droppings, geeeeze. I wrote to a vice pres of Hyundai he responded that he would look at the problem. However about a month after I got the Elantra a mouse died under the dash somewhere I never found so I had to deal with the smell for a month. We had mouse traps in the back floorboard as standard equipment I sprayed peppermint under the cars etc but didnt work.. I caught 5 mice in the Kia and one or two in mine plus a dead one I never found. Not fun. But I put a piece of screen wire on top of the Cabin Filter on those two cars and no more mouse problems. I always told the service people to not bother checking the cabin filter but they did anyway most times but they didnt bother the screen. I intend to do the same on the Encore. Apparently they dont have mice in South Korea or they would have put a screen over the heater intake for these cars. Who knew? I think a screen on the Encore is going to be a tight fit but worth the hassle, believe me. If you have any indication of a mouse, you better get a screen. Mice like to chew wires too which could mean big bucks. Anyone have similar problem?