I can’t figure this one one. Spiders having a midlife crisis? Awful publicity stunt by Julie Taymor? Sabotage by Volkswagen? Conspiracy between auto mechanics and arachnologists who’ll share the proceeds from the repairs?
How many accidents has this caused? I nearly ran off the road once when a spider dropped down from the rearview mirror. I wasn’t even driving a Mazda at the time. I can’t even imagine driving a car full of spiders shudders okay, I have to leave this thread now.
If I’m remembering correctly, my SO had issues with her Ford Focus that was caused by spider’s nest in the fuel vent. When I was googling the problem (gas pumps at different gas stations would automatically shut off well before the tank was full), that was one of the possibilities. Turn out, according to the Ford dealer, that’s exactly what the problem was. I had no idea this was an issue, but apparently it is.
I once had a spider infestation in a Cavalier. In all the calls to exterminators to try to make it go away, it never once occurred to me to report the infestation to Chevy. I can’t imagine they’d have cared or in any way blamed it on the car itself. In my case, the infestation was most likely due to my car being parked under a tree for a week while I went to Disney.