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Mazda Recall: Spiders Can Weave a Destructive Web


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Knowledge Base: Mazda Buyer’s Guide

Washington--March 3, 2010 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports the following recall:

Mazda is recalling about 52,000 of certain models year 2009-2010 MAZA6 Vehicles Manufactured from April 8, 2008 through February 8, 2010. A certain type of spider may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line and this may case a restriction in the line. If this occurs, the fuel tank pressure may become excessively negative when the emission control system works to purge the vapors from the cannister.

Consequence: As the canister is purged repeatedly during normal operation, the stress on the fuel tank may eventually result in a crack, potentially leading to fuel leakage and an increased risk of fire.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect and clean up the canister vent line and install a spring to prevent this type of spider from entering the vent line. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before March 25, 2011.

OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-222-5500.

Notes: MAZDA SAFETY RECALL NO. 6211B. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO Safer Car.