Mazda recalls 52,000 cars due to spider web that may cause fuel leak pressure

By on Mar 4, 2011 in Automobile, Lifestyle, Travel, United States Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Mazda Motor Corporation is recalling about 52,000 Mazda6 cars, apparently due to a spider web that can potentially affect the fuel tank pressure.



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According to a post at NHTSA official website, Mazda now recalls 2009 and 2010 models of the said vehicle, which were manufactured from April 8, 2008 to February 8, 2010.

Apparently, the company said that ‘a certain type of spider may weave a web’ that can potentially crack the vent line, and therefore may affect the fuel tank pressure. Therefore, a fuel leakage is likely to happen which increases the risk of fire.

With this, Mazda said its dealers will inspect the canister vent line and install a spring to prevent this type of spider from entering the vent line, with free of charge, while the recall is being expected to start on or before March 25, 2011,

For more information about this Mazda recall, the car company is advising all affected customers to contact Mazda Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-5500 ((TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit SaferCar.gov.



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