Mazda6 Recall: Spider Webs Could Make Your Car Explode!
Mazda is recalling 50,000 Mazda6 sedans after announcing that a spider could weave a web that might inhibit fuel tank ventilation which could lead to a crack that could lead to a fire. In other words, if you're the driver of a model year 2009 or 2010 Mazda6, zoom on over to your nearest dealer after March 25th for a de-spidering.
Mazda told the government it had received two reports of problems with the fuel tank. In one of the cases, a spider web was found in the vent.
After inquiring with dealers nationwide Mazda found about 20 cases involving wandering spiders, according to Mazda USA spokesman Jeremy Barnes.
It is not known whether or not the specific web-weaving spider alleged to have sparked the recall is common in Southern California.
"Perhaps yellow sac spiders like to go zoom-zoom?" Barnes quipped.
The recall involves Mazda6 vehicles built from April 2008 and February 2010.