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Mazda has an itsy-bitsy problem - 65,000 Mazda6 are being recalled

submitted on March 3, 2011 by YanBz in "Products / Gadgets"
According to Mazda, spider nests in hoses linked to fuel tank systems could cause pressurization and ventilation problems, and as the result fuel leaks and fires in certain Mazda6 models.

Mazda identified the culprit as the yellow sac spider, or Cheiracanthium inclusum. The pale, mildly venomous creatures lay their eggs in silk-wrapped bunches — usually in vegetation.

But why they're choosing Mazdas instead of, say, Porsche Spyders, is a mystery. As is the fact that only the 4-cylinder Mazda6 cars are playing host.

"We really don't know how they're getting in," said Jeremy Barnes, a spokesman for Mazda North American Operations. "I'd think it would be pretty tricky, but spiders are resourceful."

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    Posted by pablos17 on March 3, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Spiders are scary enough as it is so why do they now also have to pose as gremlins and catch some cars on fire. Glad my wife got a Honda instead. Eeek
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    Posted by clover on March 4, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I read that this morning! Yikes! Eeek

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