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Is this water drain area under the windshield supposed to look like it was cut with children's scissors?

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There is zero chance that it is a mouse or a rat in my house garage though. This is from the factory.
 

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Animal for sure. Looks like the marks the chipmunk made when he got himself locked in my garage and tried to chew himself out. Also looks like the marks a squirrel made while trying to chew its way into our plastic food bin while camping.

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There is zero chance that it is a mouse or a rat in my house garage though. This is from the factory.
Then it was a Rouge Factory rat. 🐭
 

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There is definitely a chance that you have rats in your garage, I caught one on camera and I have two cats. Right now I'm trying to figure out if that is why my e-Golf isn't working or if the 12V just died because we have been away for awhile.

There is no hole in that position on my truck (there is a water drop there but I promise that isn't a hole.)

This is what wood rats can do:




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My dealer says that it is damage and not covered. They suggested a rock.

I told them that, respectfully, there is no chance it is a rock. Interestingly, the other side's cowl also has some material that appears to be breaking away. It's not nearly as nice looking as your guys.

I don't know how to prove that it isn't a rodent in my house... but I've never had a rodent issue in my life at my house and I park it daily in a closed garage.

More importantly, I noticed this odd looking cut out many months ago but figured it was just sloppy manufacturing. I should have raised it right away with my dealer but it was never a high priority for me.
 

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My dealer says that it is damage and not covered. They suggested a rock.

I told them that, respectfully, there is no chance it is a rock. Interestingly, the other side's cowl also has some material that appears to be breaking away. It's not nearly as nice looking as your guys.

I don't know how to prove that it isn't a rodent in my house... but I've never had a rodent issue in my life at my house and I park it daily in a closed garage.

More importantly, I noticed this odd looking cut out many months ago but figured it was just sloppy manufacturing. I should have raised it right away with my dealer but it was never a high priority for me.
It didn't necessarily happen at home. I recently had several thousand dollars of wiring damage from rodents in one day (probably a squirrel) while parked at work...
 

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I lost network cables, garage door low voltage wires and fios fiber optic internet one day. I repaired all wires and put a camera in the attic with some peanut butter in a trap. Next day the camera caught sight of a nasty looking rat in my attic. set rat traps and caught 2 of them.

My Kawasaki Side by Side would crank but not fire up a few months ago. Found the wires to the fuel pump chewed up.
 
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I totally agree that it's likely a rodent. I just know that it has been this way since I got it. Oh well. Unless I can find a close up of that area from when I purchased the truck, I'm probably SOL.

I am mostly just ticked at the suggestion that a rock caused it. I found that a little patronizing. I don't have a degree in forensics but I'm pretty certain any lay person would be able to see that it is obviously not caused by a rock.
 

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May be worth a few bucks to get a rat trap and set it nearby. Just in case there is a rat and before it does more damage. Will also confirm your belief if it doesn’t catch one.
 

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Next to my office is a field, they will mow it like every 6 months which causes mice to scurry and try to find new homes. Our transit recently went out of commission due to rodent damage.
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