Spiders have caused Toyota to recall 870,000 vehicles. 2012 and 2013 Camrys, Venzas, and Avalons have been recalled due to spiders creating issues with the air conditioner that could cause the air bags to deploy. This could also cause a loss of power-steering. The spider webs can create a blockage in a draining tube from the AC that causes water to drip onto the air bag module, then causing the module to short circuit. In some instances the air bag light has come on and could even cause the driver’s airbag to deploy.
This isn’t the first time that spiders have caused problems by building webs inside of cars. In 2011, Mazda recalled 52,000 vehicles when spiders built webs in a vent line.
Toyota owners effected will be notified by mail.