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Toyota recalls more than 850,000 cars due to spiders

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A Toyota emblem is seen on the front of a 2012 model year Camry automobile on a sales lot on November 9, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Toyota has issued a recall that affects more than 850,000 cars on the road.

The models affected are 2012 and 2013 Camrys, Venzas and Avalons, including hybrid models. These vehicles have had issues with power steering, warning lights and worse, airbags randomly deploying.

The main culprit? Spiders. Owners of Toyotas affected by this recall will be notified by mail and will be able to take their vehicle to a Toyota dealer where the necessary work will be performed at no cost to them.

Megan Garber, staff writer for The Atlantic, joins the show to explain the recall, and to give us more of a perspective under the hood, we bring in Paul Meeker, owner of Lextech in Silver Lake.

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