Monday, April 7, 2014

Taking Model Names Too Literally...

Formynder sends in news of this... odd... recall.

Mazda Issues Recall Because It Finds More Spiders In Fuel Tanks
Mazda has to recall 52,000 Mazda6 sedans because spiders like to nest in its fuel system. Spider-car, spider-car, does whatever a spider-car does...

This is the second time Mazda has recalled 6 sedans over concerns spiders "may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line," according to the NHTSA. A web could create excessive pressure in the fuel tank and cause the tank to crack.
I think the best part is that this is the second time that Mazda has had to send out a recall over spiders in gas tanks. Now, it does lead to some tough questions. Why are spiders getting into the fuel systems of Mazda cars and not other cars? Are these some new breed of spiders that are immune to petroleum products?

Anyone else hear Samuel L. Jackson?
I have had it with these motherf**kin' spiders in this motherf**kin' Mazda!
Spiders in the gas tank. Yeah, that's got to be about the oddest recall I've heard of...

That is all.

6 comments:

Dave H said...

I've had a real problem with bees building nests in the carb bowl vent tube on my motorcycle. If that gets plugged the needle valves don't close, and it'll drain the whole darned fuel tank into the carb, air intake, and oil pan. Apparently there's something irresistible about a small rubber tube close to the ground.

Old NFO said...

Strange doesn't BEGIN to describe it... :-(

libertyman said...

I had heard they were still working the bugs out...

Anonymous said...

I thought Fiat Spiders at one time.

Gerry

ProudHillbilly said...

Well. That pretty much ends any idea I might have had of ever buying a Mazda.

Robert said...

Had a pretty big dead spider inside the headlight of a brand new car I bought once. Dealer wouldn't change it out under warranty though.