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Unusual Recall

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Unusual Recall

An interesting reason for a recall from Mazda.

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Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 cars in the U.S. 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 spider, which is attracted to hydrocarbons, builds 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. It put covers on the vent line, but has found spiders can get past them.
Mazda will update the cars' software for free beginning this month to ensure that the fuel tank pressure doesn't build up.
Mazda says no injuries or fires have been reported due to the issue.
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Re: Unusual Recall

Ha ha - we picked up a brand new Mazda 6 a couple of days ago ....
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Re: Unusual Recall

Check for spiders Wink Wink
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Re: Unusual Recall

It will be lucky if the oil level or the wiper fluid gets checked .....
I've driven it 5 yards to park it up the driveway - the wife has it for most of the time.
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Re: Unusual Recall

Good on Mazda, if only all companies were this upfront and quick to deal with problems.
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Re: Unusual Recall

Quote from: DomS
Ha ha - we picked up a brand new Mazda 6 a couple of days ago ....

Check the vents(s) Wink
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Re: Unusual Recall

Encourage sparrows to nest in your car, they eat spiders.
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Re: Unusual Recall

Wait until conker season
Drilling holes in conkers will prevent spiders in a humane way Wink
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Re: Unusual Recall

Did they give notice of the recall on the web  Cheesy

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