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Spiders attack, again -- targeting Suzuki Kizashi sedans
Spiders attack, again -- targeting Suzuki Kizashi sedans

Those pesky gasoline-huffing spiders are back, and this time they've invaded Suzuki Kizashis. Suzuki is recalling about 20,000 of the mid-size sedans, built in the model years 2010 to 2013, to replace fuel system vent hoses where spiders have woven webs. The webs could create "an excessive amount of negative pressure," according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which could cause cracks in the fuel tank, which in turn could increase the risk of a vehicle fire. The culprit was found to be the yellow sac spider, a mildly venomous species (their bite is similar to a mosquito bite). The spiders are repeat offenders. In 2011 and again in 2014, Mazda...

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