Yep it’s true, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for 52,000 Mazda6’s due to the fact that a certain kind of spider likes to take up residence in their evaporative canister vent line (whatever that is). Apparently the little critters woven web can restrict the line, thus causing the canister to purge itself repeatedly during normal operations, which may in fact result with a crack in, get this… the cars fuel tank. Since this can be a potential fire hazard Mazda wants to fix the problem immediately. The Mazda6’s in question were built between April 8th 2008 through February 8, 2010, with the safety recall set to begin on or before March 25 of this year.
My question to Mazda is, how many cars actually came in with this problem before they issued a recall? Also, what kind of spider was it? Seriously, if this sucker can basically live in a fuel canister, suck in fumes and weave a web that’s impervious to gasoline he should be sold to the military or something. Now where’s John Goodman when you need him?