Spiders Responsible for Mazda Recall

Mazda recently recalled 42,000 Mazda 6 sedans for model years 2010-2012, because spiders are getting inside and wreaking havoc. The issue is the spiders weave webs inside a vent hose connected to the fuel tank. This blockage can cause excessive negative pressure in the fuel tank.

There was a second incident involving Toyota in 2013. Spider webs create a blockage in the drain tube from the air conditioning condenser that causes water to drip down onto an airbag control module, causing a short circuit. This is turn, could cause the airbag warning light to come on and even cause the driver’s side airbag to deploy. In some cases, there is a loss of power-steering.