Friday, March 4, 2011

Mazda develops case of arachnophobia

An itsy bitsy spider may be crawling up your vehicle's evaporative canister and putting your life at risk. According to Jeremy Barnes, director of communication and national events for Mazda, the car maker discovered small spiders had entered the evaporate canister vent lines of some of its 4-cylinder Mazda 6 vehicles and spun webs, subjecting the vehicles to possible fuel leaks. "We've found blockage in this line that appears to be related to a particular type of spider," Barnes said. The culprit is the yellow sac spider, a small arachnid with a body about three-eighths of an inch long with legs that measure about three-fourths of an inch. Mazda has recalled 65,916 vehicles. Mazda will soon contact every 4-cylinder Mazda 6 owner in North America. Source Photo: Rick Vetter

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