Mazda Is Upgrading Software Due to Problem With Real Living Bugs

Mazda Is Upgrading Software Due to Problem With Real Living Bugs

Just like Toyota, Mazda’s also recalling cars due to a nasty bug — the difference is, Mazda’s problem involves real, live multi-legged creatures. Apparently, the business’s recalling roughly 42,000 Mazda 6 sedans in the US, because of a specific yellow sac spider with a penchant for the odor of gasoline. The webs it’ll inevitably weave could block fuel flow and increase internal pressure if this spider makes the engine its home. This, in turn, could lead to cracks and gas leaks that increase the danger of fire, though the automaker claims it offers yet to receive complaints about spontaneously sedans that are combusting.

Last year, Mazda recalled automobiles for the precise same reason, and therefore has started putting covers on vent lines to prevent the spiders from crawling in. Unfortuitously, the company recently found away that the spiders can nevertheless wreak havoc — they can undergo the preventative measure Mazda included, prompting this development. Perhaps not sure if you need to turn your car in? Then the Japanese auto manufacturer might call you up as soon as this month if it’s a 2010 to 2012 model with a 2.5-liter engine. Mazda will update your vehicle’s software to prevent pressure from gathering inside the gas tank, just in case one of many gas-loving spiders crawl in.

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