Spiders force Mazda to recall cars

(KPLR) – Believe it or not, spiders are weaving big trouble for Mazda. Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda 6 cars in the United States because of spiders. The problem is the Yellow Sac spider is attracted to hydrocarbons.

The spider gets into the car’s vent hose and weaves webs that build pressure in the fuel tank, causing the tank to crack.

The recall affects cars with 2-point-5-liter engines built from 2010 through 2012. Mazda will update the cars’ software for free beginning next month, to keep the fuel tank pressure from building up.

The company also had to recall cars in 2011 because of spiders.

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