Toyota Recalls Vehicles For Spider-Related Problem

(Photo by YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

50 Shades of Cray 10-18-13

Toyota is recalling 870,000 vehicles due to an air conditioner part that could cause airbags to deploy. Nevermind the spiders that have may have built webs somewhere in your car that is causing all this mess.

CNN Money reports that spiders are building webs in the tubing inside cars. In some cases, their webs cause a blockage in the air conditioner drainage tube coming out of the condenser. Water dripping down from that tube can get on the airbag control module and cause a warning light to light up on the dashboard, or worse, deploy the driver side airbag.

Recalled vehicles include 2012 and 2013 Camrys, Venzas, and Avalons. It also includes the hybrid versions of those cars.

According to CNN Money, Toyota knows of 3 airbag deployments and 35 warning lights from this problem, and the only consistent cause was spider web blockage. If you drive one of the cars listed in the recall, you may want to take it to the dealership to get fixed and de-bugged.


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