Posted on: April 7, 2011
A creepy problem with spiders had led to the recall of more than 50,000 Mazda sedans, according to news reports .
Spiders have been found to spin their webs in a vent connected to the fuel system of Mazada 6 model sedans, potentially causing fuel to leak. The webs can block ventilation, creating excess pressure in the gas tank and cause a leak, which could potentially lead to a fire.
The 50,000 vehicles affected by the recall include Mazda 6 models from 2009 and 2010.
Two tank problems have already been reported, of which one included a spider web in the vent.
Previously, Mazda recalled the same cars from 2007 and 2008 for a fuel tank problem related to “PVC protective coating on the outside of the fuel tank damaged during the assembly process, which may result in reduced corrosion resistance,” according to news reports.
As a Beaufort car accident attorney , I’m glad Mazda is recalling these vehicles before any reported car accidents or vehicle fires occur, causing personal injury. I hope the vehicle manufacture can fix this problem and prevent it from occurring again in the future.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a vehicle recall, contact a personal injury lawyer in Beaufort .