Seriously? Mazda recalling cars because spiders can damage vehicles

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

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

The yellow sac spider, which is attracted to hydrocarbons and the smell of gasoline, 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.

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


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