04 Mar '11, 12am

Checked your car recently? Mazda is recalling 65,000 vehicles after finding spiders spinning webs in the vent

Checked your car recently? Mazda is recalling 65,000 vehicles after finding spiders spinning webs in the vent

The Japanese automaker said on Thursday it will be recalling 65,000 vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico to outfit them with special screens to keep the spiders out. -- PHOTO: AFP CHICAGO - MAZDA has a creepy problem: a common spider species seems to have developed a hankering for making nests and weaving webs inside the engines of its sporty Mazda 6 sedan. The Japanese automaker said on Thursday it will be recalling 65,000 vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico to outfit them with special screens to keep the spiders out. 'There doesn't seem to be any particular reason why he's chosen the Mazda 6,' spokesman Jeremy Barnes told AFP. While the spider problem sounds silly, Mr Barnes said it can be dangerous. The webs and nests can block air flow in the fuel tank's vent and this could cause the tank to leak or even catch fire. So far there have been no ac...

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