Spiders are creeping up on the Mazda6 yet again, as the Japanese automaker has announced another recall for its sedan.
This time around the recall affects 2010-2012 model year Mazda6 vehicles with 42,000 potentially impacted. The affected vehicles were manufactured from September 14, 2009 through May 2, 2011 and are equipped with the 2.5-liter engine. According to the recall notice, spiders may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent hose of the affected vehicles, blocking it and causing the fuel tank to have an excessive amount of negative pressure. The negative pressure could cause the fuel tank to crack, potentially resulting in a fuel leak and a possible fire.
Dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module and inspect and clean the canister vent line. If a web is found, the fuel tank and check valve on the canister vent line will be replaced.
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