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Mazda Recalling Cars Due to Danger From Insect

Posted by on Apr. 5, 2014 at 1:10 AM
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Mazda Recalling Cars Due to Danger From Insect

PHOTO: Yellow sac spider (Cheiracanthium mildei) in Lawrence, Kansas. The yellow sac spider is a venomous spider, introduced into the United States from Europe.

Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 cars in the U.S. because spiders can weave a web in a vent hose and cause the fuel tank to crack.

The recall involves cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years equipped with 2.5-liter engines.

The yellow sac spider, which is attracted to hydrocarbons, builds webs that cause pressure to build in the fuel tank. That increases the risk of fuel leaks and fire.

Mazda recalled cars in 2011 for the same problem. It put covers on the vent line, but has found spiders can get past them.

Mazda will update the cars' software for free beginning this month to ensure that the fuel tank pressure doesn't build up.

Mazda says no injuries or fires have been reported due to the issue.

by on Apr. 5, 2014 at 1:10 AM
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angelenia
by Bronze Member on Apr. 5, 2014 at 1:29 AM
Bump for responses about this spidery weirdness:)
momavanessa
by Member on Apr. 5, 2014 at 1:31 AM

Damn Spiders.

DivingDiva
by Gold Member on Apr. 5, 2014 at 7:21 AM
4 moms liked this

Further proof that arthropods actually rule the world.

p.s.- a spider is not a kind of insect.

lga1965
by on Apr. 5, 2014 at 8:25 AM

 throwing up

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Apr. 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM
The meek shall inherit the earth.
jcrew6
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Yet, General Motors waited 10 years for recalls that cost lives....  Perspective...

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Apr. 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Wonder if his fix is more than 57 cents. But they aren't GM.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Apr. 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM

*shudder*

A co-worker has an 2011 Mazda 6.  Going to pass this info on to her.

dinc
by Member on Apr. 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM

It is an arachnid, not an insect.

Arroree
by Ruby Member on Apr. 5, 2014 at 2:33 PM

*shudder* spiders...

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