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Yellow Sac Spider Causes Problems For Mazda 6 – Cars Recalled

Posted by on Thursday, 3 March, 2011

Yellow Sac Spider - Photo By Richard Bartz

 – The yellow sac spider is causing problems for the 2009-2010 Mazda 6 automobiles.  These spiders have been found spinning webs in the evaporative canister vent line of the 4 cylinder cars.   This could cause the line to be blocked and cause vapors to build up in the canister.

The Mazda emission-control system will remove the vapors accumulated in the canister, but if the vent line is clogged by the yellow sac spider web, the process creates an excessive negative pressure in the fuel tank.  

The repeated exposure to negative pressures could cause the tank to fail, fuel to spill and create a fire hazard.

It is unknown how the spiders are getting into the vent line.

Mazda is recalling over 52,000 of its vehicles because of the spider threat. There have been 20 incidents of the yellow sac spider, but none have resulted in fires.

Notification of the recall will be sent out to owners in a few weeks.   The repair will consist of cleaning and replacing hoses and replace the fuel tank if it is compromised.

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Toyota Puts 1.7 Million Cars On Recall

Posted by on Wednesday, 26 January, 2011

Lexus IS - one of the many cars to be recalled

 – This morning Toyota Motor and the Transport Ministry announced that Toyota will be recalling almost 1.7 million vehicles worldwide because of a fuel leak risk. 1.2 million of these are in Japan and 421,000 are in other overseas countries.


In a statement, the ministry said, “Slight cracks may appear on the engine fuel pipes. If it continues to be used, the crack may be widened and there may be risks of fuel leakage.” So far there have been 140 cases reported in Japan, however, no accidents. 

The ministry also said that 19 models in Japan made between 2000 and 2009 will be affected. The recall will include approximately 245,000 Lexus models in the United States, and 74,590 Lexus and Crown models in Japan. 

This recall comes on the heals of another major one last year that involved brake and accelerator defects. Shares in Toyota fell 1.7% after the news today. 

Toyota had just announced on Monday that its sales were up in 2010, allowing the company to keep its title as the world’s biggest automaker.

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