Spi­der leads Mazda re­call

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

MAZDA has a creepy crawly cul­prit in its new safety re­call – a spi­der. Af­ter dis­cov­er­ing spi­der webs in the vents, the Ja­panese au­tomaker is re­call­ing more than 50,000 Mazda6 cars from the 2009-2010 model years in the United States and 15,000 ve­hi­cles in Canada, Mex­ico and Puerto Rico. The com­pany said a spi­der could weave a web in a vent con­nected to the fuel tank sys­tem and clog up the tank’s ven­ti­la­tion. Pres­sure on the fuel tank could lead to a crack, caus­ing fuel leak­age and the risk of a fire.

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