Madza is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 cars in the United States, including here in Wisconsin, 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 spiders, which is attracted to hydrocarbons, build 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 will update the cars' software for free to ensure the fuel tank pressure does not build up.
So far, no injuries or fires have been reported.
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