Honda Accord also plagued by spiders

What's with Japanese cars and arachnids?
Mar 14, 2011

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Honda Accord also plagued by spiders

Spiders apparently love cars. After Mazda announced a recall due to cases of yellow sac spiders nesting in Mazda 6 units, LATimes.com reported Honda is experiencing the same problem with the Accord.

Honda has yet to issue a recall but the carmaker reportedly issued a technical service bulletin to its dealers to advise mechanics on 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," American Honda Motor spokesman Chris Martin said in LATimes.

Martin added that Honda believes that the spider crawls into the system through the fuel tank door on the outside of the car. Although the door fits snugly, they aren’t airtight to avoid trapping water and debris. From there, the insect could crawl down the vent hole where there is a hidden and snug space.

Among Honda vehicles, the spider problem mostly affects 2008 and 2009 Accord units.

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