The world is still full of surprises and wonders. While most of them amaze us and teach us something new, few others turn out to be a bit of a hassle. The gasoline fume-loving spiders are turning out to be one such example, forcing first Mazda and now Suzuki to recall their cars in the US.
Suzuki US is recalling 19,249 examples of the Kizashi made between October 2009 and July 2012, to replace the evaporative canister vent hose that may get clogged due to spider webs. The Japanese carmaker has received at least seven cases in the past two years, although no incidents or injuries have been reported due to this issue.
The clogged vents reduce air flow and can deform Kizashi’s fuel tank over a period of time. In extreme cases it might rupture the tank leading to fuel spillage and fire. The solution for the issue is pretty simple – retro fit new hose with a filter that will keep out the arachnids.
Mazda issued a similar recall in April for 42,000 units of the Mazda6. Although the mid-sized car never went on sale in India, Maruti Suzuki did sell a few examples of Kizashi in the past couple of years. We doubt that Maruti will issue a recall for the premium sedan, though any issues will be dealt with on case to case basis.
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