RECALL Subject : Fuel Filler Pipe may Rupture in a Crash/FMVSS 301
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V064000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 268,799
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 vehicles manufactured June 27, 2013, to February 2, 2016. The affected vehicles have a fuel filler pipe that may rupture in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, “Fuel System Integrity.”
A rupture of the fuel filler pipe may result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will alter the attachment between the fuel filler pipe and the left rear side of the bracket of the fuel filler pipe, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 1, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 6. Mazda’s number for this recall is 9216B.