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Mazda recalls cars because of spiders in the fuel system

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A Mazda 6 is seen on display during the preparations for the Moscow International Automobile Salon August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
A Mazda 6 is seen on display during the preparations for the Moscow International Automobile Salon August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

UNDATED (WSAU) -- Mazda is recalling around 42,000 cars because of spider problems.

It turns out the fuel system of the Mazda 6 can attract a species of spider called the yellow sac spider. Those spiders then weave webs inside of the fuel line which can cause excessive pressure in the tank, leading to fuel leaks and possibly fires.

The recall involves a group of cars produced in Michigan in 2010 through 2012 with 2.5-liter engines.

This is not the first time Mazda has had to recall cars over spider issues. They had to issue a recall in 2011 for the same problem when spiders started making homes inside of fuel systems.

Mazda owners will get a software update for their cars that will prevent excessive pressure.

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