Mazda recall due to spiders
Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 sedans from 2010, 2011, and 2012 due to spiders. This is the second recall Mazda has made since 2011 for the same spider issue.
According to USAToday.com, tiny spiders “can weave a web in an evaporative fuel hose, blocking it and causing executive negative pressure to build up in the fuel tank. Too much pressure…and a fuel could crack and leak. Fuel leaks can lead to fires.”
After the 2011 recall, Mazda thought they could prevent the problem by installing a spring inside the fuel line. But in some cases the spring wasn’t enough which has resulted in this latest recall.
The latest recall is for Mazda5s made from September 14, 2009 – May 2, 2011, and come with a 2.5-liter engine. Mazda plans to run an inspection that will show if a spider web is present. If so, they will replace the canister vent line. For more information on the Mazda recall visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/driveon/2014/04/09/mazda-spiders/7494105/