Sunday, March 25, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Spider infestations incite Mazda recall

Posted on Friday, 4 March, 2011 | Comment icon 6 comments

Image credit:

By 04736, Staff News Writer

Mazda says a high potential for spiders to build webs in critical parts of the car is behind the recall.

Japanese car manufacturer Mazda has issued a recall of more than 50,000 of their Mazda 6 sedans sold in the United States because a specific species of spider is apt to build its web in a critical component.

The component, called an evaporator canister vent line, works to clean air that is emitted from the gas tank. Strangely, yellow sac spiders have been found to set up house within these vent lines, preventing the passage of air and creating a fire hazard.

To date there have been 20 reports of such infestations.

""A certain type of spider may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line and this may cause a restriction of the line," Mazda said in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration."

  View: Full article

 Source: CNN Money

  Discuss: View comments (6)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 4 March, 2011, 17:32
Wow. It's a good thing my sister doesn't own a Mazda. She's flip out knowing this.
Comment icon #2 Posted by MandiS on 5 March, 2011, 4:21
follow the spiders!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Robert1 on 7 March, 2011, 17:24
I'm glad I don't own a Mazda.
Comment icon #4 Posted by HerNibs on 7 March, 2011, 17:38
Mazda Spider (or yellow sac spider) Nibs
Comment icon #5 Posted by coldethyl on 10 March, 2011, 5:24
Comment icon #6 Posted by originalbranek on 16 March, 2011, 1:04
I own a 2010 Mazda5--maybe it's time for a tune up before my arachnophobic husband won't ride with me again.

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:


Old Winchester Mystery House photo found
An old photo of what is thought to be the house's original foundation has been discovered in a local archive.
Military laser creates voices out of thin air
The Pentagon has been working on a new non-lethal weapon that can make people hear voices and sounds.
Curiosity rover celebrates 2,000 days on Mars
NASA's flagship rover has now been trundling across the surface of the Red Planet for more than five years.
Wreck of the USS Juneau found after 75 years
The World War II-era vessel went down in 1942 after being hit by Japanese torpedoes in the Pacific.
Other news in this category
Giant yellow inflatable duck goes missing
Posted 3-18-2018 | 9 comments
A swimming club in Australia has appealed for ships to keep a look out for its recently escaped mascot....
Plane in Russia drops three tons of gold bars
Posted 3-16-2018 | 11 comments
Bars worth up to $368 million rained down after the aircraft suffered damage during takeoff on Thursday....
Court rejects man's claim that he is not dead
Posted 3-16-2018 | 20 comments
A Romanian court has formally rejected Constantin Reliu's claim that he is actually very much alive....
Elderly man has a 9cm hole inside his brain
Posted 3-13-2018 | 10 comments
The 84-year-old, who is from Northern Ireland, was found to have an air pocket where part of his brain should be....
Suspect goes on toilet strike for 37 days
Posted 2-24-2018 | 22 comments
A man who was arrested after swallowing drugs has been refusing to go to the bathroom for over a month....
Transplant patient ends up with two hearts
Posted 2-22-2018 | 5 comments
A man in India unexpectedly underwent a rare operation that has left him with two working, beating hearts....
Mystery of Edinburgh's green river solved
Posted 2-20-2018 | 1 comment
Concerns were raised recently when a river in the Scottish capital turned a disconcerting shade of green....

 View: More news in this category
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ