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Mar032011

Mazda Issues Recall for 65,000 Cars Due to Spider Infestation

Photo Courtesy - Mazda Motor of America(IRVINE, Calif.) -- Mazda announced Thursday it was recalling 65,000 cars in North and Central America due to the possibility that a vent line could become blocked by spiderwebs.

It is not clear to why the yellow sac spider likes to build its nests in the Mazda6, according to Mazda spokesman Jeremy Barnes.

Blockage can lead to cracks in the gas tank and even risks of fire.

Mazda's decision to recall comes after 20 cases of spider infestation were reported in cars with 4-cylinder engines, none with the V6 engine.

Mazda dealers plan to inspect and repair damaged fuel systems if necessary.  A spring will be installed to prevent the spiders from getting into the vent line.

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