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2009-2010 Mazda6 Recalled For Potential Spider Infestation

March 3, 2011
Who says spiders are harmless? If you own a 2009 or 2010 Mazda6 sedan you're probably not going to want to watch Arachnophobia any time soon.

According to Mazda, a certain type of spider (the yellow sac) may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line (part of the emission control system), causing a restriction in the line and an excessively negative fuel tank pressure, which could lead to cracks and fuel-tank leakage—and potentially, fire.

The recall covers about 52,000 Mazda6 models from '09 and '10 with the four-cylinder engine; dealers will inspect the vehicles and install a spring that prevents the intrusion.

Dealers will get detailed information about the recall the week of March 14, 2011, and owners of affected vehicles will get letters via first-class mail beginning March 25.

[NHTSA, via CNN Money]

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