Mazda Recalls 42,000 Cars Because Of Spiders In Fuel System

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 cars because spiders are building webs in the fuel systems.

Yellow sac spiders, which are attracted to hydrocarbons, build webs in the vent hose of the vehicle, causing pressure to build and crack the fuel tank.

The recall includes the Mazda6 models from 2010 to 2012 equipped with 2.5 liter engines.

Mazda says there have been no injuries or fires as a result of the spiders.

In 2011, Mazda recalled vehicles for the same spider problem.

They originally tried to solve the problem with covers on the vent lines, but the spiders got past them.

Cheiracanthium is a venomous spider about one quarter to 3/8 of an inch long.

Mazda will update the cars’ software this month to monitor fuel pressure, according to The Associated Press.

Sources: WTAQ, ABC News