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Mazda 6 Spider Recall: 42,000 Vehicles Pulled Back For Fire Hazard

Apr 09, 2014 06:13 PM EDT | By Justin Stock
Mazda Spider Recall

The recall for Mazda North American Operation's Mazda6 vehicles is underway the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in the recall information on their website.

Mazda announced the recall 42,000 Mazda6 March 11 that included vehicles with model years 2010 to 2012 made from Sept. 14, 2009 up until May 2, 2011 because spiders can design one of their webs on the cars evaporative canister vent hose and create a fire hazard according to information on the administration's website.

"What it did was actually put a clamp on the hose, so this spider couldn't come in. We did recalls on it in 2012 when the recall came out," Tom Salmon, Fixed Operations Director at the Bill Barth Ford Mazda Kia dealership in Mandan, N.D. told NBC television affiliate KQCD.

Drivers of cars in question will receive information on the next steps which include dealership employees re-configuring the automobile's powertrain control module The NHTSA listed in the recall information on their website.

Workers will also examine and purify the cars canister vent line.

In an instance where a web is discovered, workers will give consumers a new fuel tank, check valve on the canister vent line at no cost according to the recall information.

Mazda is taking calls about the matter at 1-800-222-5500. The NHTSA's vehicle hotline is also available at 1-888-327-4236, along with the administration's website.

 The year 2011 saw Mazda pull back 65,000 Mazda 6 sedans with 2009 and 2010 model years because the yellow sac spider could attach itself to the cars hydrocarbon component The Los Angeles Times reported.

Protectors were then put on the vehicle's vent located in the cars' fuel tanks in order to prevent the spiders from entering.

Mazda engineers also digitally re-configured the Mazdas computer system which resulted in the most recent news about the spiders.    

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