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Spider invasion prompts Mazda software fix

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

Petrol-sniffing spiders have forced Mazda to issue a voluntary recall notice so it can apply a software fix to its cars.

The yellow sac spider is attracted to the smell of petrol, and will weave its web in engines, causing a blockage and build-up of pressure.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-26921734

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:47 PM

spiders in your engines!!

first they were in your noses up your nostrils, now they are in your engines up the exhaust pipes

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:48 PM

Really? Haha. Gas sniffing spiders. I'm certainly be going to bed tonight more knowledgeable.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:17 PM

How do they get in?

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:21 PM

How is a software update going to help?


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:15 PM

That's crazy!


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:28 PM

View PostAZDZ, on 07 April 2014 - 06:21 PM, said:

How is a software update going to help?

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A software update will be applied to recalled cars to monitor the pressure level and warn drivers of any danger.

from the article.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:49 PM

So.... to resolve a spider infestation, we're going to have to download something from The Web ?

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:14 AM

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