19,000 Suzuki Sedans Recalled Due To Spider Infestation Risk

Today, Suzuki announced the recall of with fuel lines that are somehow irresistible to spiders. The spiders build webs in the cars’ fuel lines, which lead to negative pressure in the fuel tank and can crack fuel lines, which in turn could lead to fires. Yes, spiders could be trying to set fire to your car, garage, and home.

Affected vehicles are the Suzuki Kizashi, model years 2010 through 2013. What complicates this recall is that Suzuki doesn’t sell cars in the United States anymore, having sold off the last of their inventory in 2013. While Suzuki instructs owners in their letter to take their vehicles to an “authorized service provider,” customers need to call a toll-free number to find out where those service providers are.

Fortunately, the fix is pretty simple: it consists of putting a filter on one of the car’s ventilation lines in order to keep spiders out.

If this sounds familiar, because it’s the same exact problem that Mazda recalled tens of thousands of sedans for in the last few years. (Bonus: you can see a picture of the species of spider that’s really into car ventilation systems on the post about Mazda.)

Suzuki recalls sedans in U.S. as spider webs block gas vents [Reuters]

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  1. AlaskanPixie says:

    This will forever be added as fuel for my nightmares. I didn’t even realize Mazda had the same problem.