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Old 9th March 2011, 17:24   #1
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The web of mystery continues Mazda is no longer the only automaker with a spider problem.

The same yellow sac spider that sparked a recall of 65,000 Mazda6 sedans also likes to nest in Honda Accords.

Honda Motor Co. hasn't announced a recall but has notified its dealers to be on the lookout for the spider. The company has issued what is known as a technical service bulletin telling Honda mechanics how to fix the problem.

"It was the same scenario and the same breed of spider. It would get in there and create a blockage that would create problems," said Chris Martin, a Honda spokesman.

Honda doesn't have a record of how many times it has spotted the problem but said it was big enough to put out the alert. Otherwise, mechanics could be spending many hours searching for the source of the problem, and that would run up the bill for Honda if the cars were still under warranty, or for the owners after the warranty expired.

Martin said Honda believes the spider, whose Latin name is Cheiracanthium inclusum, is crawling into the system through the fuel tank door on the outside of the car. The doors fit snugly but are not airtight, to avoid trapping water and debris, he said.

From there the bug probably is crawling down the vent hole, where there is a hidden, snug space, he said.

"It seems pretty random, and we don't have data on regions," Martin said.

Among Hondas, the spider problem shows up the most often in 2008 and 2009 model-year Accords. Mazda Motor Corp. is finding the spiders in Mazda6 cars from the 2009 and 2010 model years.

Mazda said spiders nesting in tiny rubber hoses linked to fuel tank systems could cause pressurization and ventilation problems in certain cars. That could lead to fuel leaks or even fires, though there are no reports of such incidents.

The yellow sac spider is indigenous to all but the most northern states in the U.S. and accounts for a large percentage of spider bites in America. For most people, the bites lead to about the same irritation as a mosquito bite, although in some cases they cause a more severe reaction.

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Old 9th March 2011, 17:39   #2
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Interesting to see that the issue is reported only in Accord and Mazda 6!!
And the manufacturer actually recalled these cars to fix the problem. Imagine something like this happening in India.
Looks like spiders love Japanese cars

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Old 9th March 2011, 19:11   #3
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What did you expect ? If you recall the Honda city 10th anniverasary advts on TV, they show a ladybug or something sticking to the city

Its to do with their eco-friendly vehicles. cant blame the spiders!
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Yellow sacs sure do have good taste in cars then Eager to see what they choose next
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Its to do with their eco-friendly vehicles. cant blame the spiders


Spider nests are the most disgusting things i have seen in the park next to my house. I dont really hate spiders, i just hate their webs
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OT: Spyders are nice, especially if they are Italian and have 4 wheels.
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I had posted this one on Mazdas on the "Interesting International Websites On Automobiles" thread here, but was unaware that Accords too are prey to these spiders.That way the old Vintages should have fallen prey to these creatures but its the new ones these are targeting.
The post created yesterday by me went thus:-

Mazda recalls 65000 cars due to SPIDERS in the fuel tanks!
Thats quite absurd and may seem quite unreal.
This link however tells the truth and provides the reason why?
Mazda Recalls 65,000 Cars Over Spiders in Gas Tanks - Gearlog

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Old 9th March 2011, 22:50   #9
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Well I do not understand one thing, the spiders may be attracted to the the smell of the fuel, but then why is that only they are found in the Mazda and the Accord?
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Well I do not understand one thing, the spiders may be attracted to the the smell of the fuel, but then why is that only they are found in the Mazda and the Accord?
Who says? I found spiders, that too huge ones, in my Fiat!

Want proof? Here:

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Whoaa, thats a scary insight, but any particular reasons why Honda Accord's and Mazda's are being preferred by the Arachnid Community ?

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Who says? I found spiders, that too huge ones, in my Fiat!

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Careful clevermax, it might be a mutated spider and you might have to rename your handle to Spiderman !

PS:- I have seen huge spider's but never the size of the one on your ORVM !!

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Damn you guys should be put into jails for putting up pics like that! Don't you know there are people with weak hearts when it comes to spiders.I might have had a heart attack just now.Oh man that is freaking scary!
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clevermax, my previous car (Indica) was the home a similar-looking spider (could be the same species). It once ran across the outside of the windshield when I started the car.

On a serious note, your "co-passenger" must be considered as a driving hazard. What if it crawls into the pedals/feet when you are crawling through the rush hour in first or second gear?
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