Mazda Motor Corp. announced Thursday it was recalling more than 52,000 vehicles over concerns that spider webs could restrict the vent lines, causing fuel leaks.
According to the National Highway Safety Commission, the Yellow Sac spider is attracted to the smell of gasoline and makes a nest in the vent line of the Mazda vehicles. The build-up of spiderwebs in the emission system could restrict air flow, increasing the pressure in the fuel tank. This increased pressure can cause cracks in the tank, and fuel leaks, increasing the risk of fire.
The recall affects Mazda6 sedans. The company says it has received 20 reports of spiders making their home in the vehicles' vent lines.
Consumers should contact Mazda dealers, who will inspect the vehicles emission system and install a spring to prevent spiders from entering the vent line.
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