Little Miss Muffet has nothing on Mazda when it comes to encounters with spiders. All the spider did was sit down beside the fairy-tale character, but in Mazda’s case an alarming amount of arachnids are lodging in the evaporative canister vent line of Mazda6 sedans. The result: a recall affecting some 65,000 vehicles. The yellow sac spider has been identified as the culprit. Its nest-building activities can potentially clog the car’s fuel-tank vent, creating pressure that could crack ...

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