Recall Alert: 2009-2010 Mazda6

We generally don't expound on recall announcements because of the seriousness they entail. But Mazda is recalling 52,000 Mazda6 sedans due to a certain type of spider. Yes, spider.

The official recall notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn't specify the type of spider, but it says the spider may weave a web in a vent line that could lead to increased pressure in the evaporative canister. That could lead to a crack in the fuel tank, leading to fuel leaking and potential for fire.

The recall only affects vehicles from the 2009-10 model years and built between April 8, 2008 and Feb. 8, 2010. You can check your car's build date on a sticker affixed to the driver-side doorjamb.

The recall will begin on or before March 25. Dealers will inspect the canister vent line and clean it before installing a spring that should prevent a spider from entering the line in the future.

Concerned owners can call Mazda at 800-222-5500 or the NHTSA's hotline at 888-327-4236.

By David Thomas | March 3, 2011 | Comments (4)
Tags: Mazda, Mazda6, Recalls

Comments 

Doug G

Is there any evil that spiders won't commit?

Tony

Lucky Mazda. They sold so little of these. Can you imagine Camry having a spider?

...How did Mazda find this out?

Hex

Spiderman told them.

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