Mazda recalls 6 series in North America
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 08:57:15 GMT
Japanese Auto maker Mazda has recalled 65,000 vehicles in North and Central America due to spider nests in rubber hoses linked to the vehicles' fuel tank systems.
The car maker said on Thursday that it was recalling more than 50,000 cars in the United States and 15,000 in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
The recall was issued for 2009 and 2010 Mazda6 models after 20 cases were documented in which yellow sac spiders were found in the fuel tank systems.
The problem could cause pressurization and ventilation problems in certain cars, and in the worst cases, cracks on the fuel tanks due to pressure, subsequent fuel leaks, and fires.
Mazda said it was unaware of any fires, injuries or crashes in the vehicles.
The owners of Mazda6 cars will be notified by mid-March to take their vehicles to dealers for inspection and repairs.
Dealers are expected to inspect and clean up the canister vent line and install a spring to prevent the spiders from entering the vent line.