Mazda Turns to Software to Drive out Spider Infestation

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Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 cars, not because of mechanical reasons but because the engine is infested with spiders.

Yellow sac spiders, which are attracted to hydrocarbons have built webs in the vent hose of the vehicle, causing pressure to build and crack the fuel tank.

Mazda first noticed the problem a few years back and issued a recall in 2011, however it seems that their efforts to stop the spiders have been in vein.

These spiders are attracted to gasoline and have been finding a way to get inside the vent lines, restricting air flow can causing issues in the fuel tank. While no injuries have been reported, it has cost Mazda users a lot of money and insecurity of being visited by these 8 legged friends.

In order to solve the problem, Mazda has come up with a software service that helps make sure pressure in the vents stays constant. If a spider does manage to get into the vent, the software will monitor the severity of damage and alert the driver before it gets serious.

This latest recall applies to Mazda6 2010 and 2012.

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