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Itzy Bitzy Spider Costs Toyota Big Bucks

Toyota is recalling 870,000 of its 2012 and 2013 Camrys, Venzas and Avalons, including hybrid versions of those cars, because (get this) a spider may create a web in a small tube which might cause condensation to build up and drop on the airbag electronics causing the bag to unexpectedly deploy.
Just in time for Halloween!
This is really no laughing matter as an accidental airbag deployment can cause injury or an a vehicle collision, but the timing is seemingly eerie, isn’t it?

So far, Toyota is aware of three airbag deployments as a result of this and 35 cases of warning lights coming on, Toyota spokeswoman Cindy Knight said. In the cases Toyota has investigated, the only consistent cause of the blockages has been spider webs. Knight could not say if spiderwebs caused every incident, however.