How It Works
2010_Mazda_6_(GH_Series_2)_Classic_sedan_01

The petrol sniffing spider

2010_Mazda_6_(GH_Series_2)_Classic_sedan_01

If you’re scared of creepy crawlies and own a Mazda, listen up because they could be attracted to your car!

Japanese giant Mazda has been forced to recall much of its Mazda 6 range has it has been found that spiders are weaving their webs in the the fuel tanks.

The yellow sac spider is attracted to the smell of petrol and its webs can cause blockages in the fuel tanks. This can lead to leakages and even fire.

This problem has been around for a while. In 2011 for example, the company tried to fit covers over engine vents but the resolute yellow sacs still managed to crawl in.

42,000 cars have had to be recalled and it is still uncertain why Mazda’s are being targeted by the arachnids.

Yellow_sac_spider