Potential Fuel Leak from Fuel Tank Area
Engine, February 9, 2004
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Our Quick Take:
A fuel leak may develop from the fuel tank area.
What Should You Do?
Mazda will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning February 9, 2004. If you notice a fuel smell, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.
The fuel sender unit may have been improperly installed in the fuel tank. As a result, a fuel leak may develop. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the top of the fuel tank, and if necessary, repair or replace it. The Mazda recall number is 1403L.
Mfr's Report Date:
February 9, 2004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL SENDER UNIT (FSU) MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED IN THE FUEL TANK, PRODUCING AN INADEQUATE SEAL, AND FUEL MAY LEAK.
A FIRE COULD OCCUR IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK, AND IF NECESSARY, REPAIR OR REPLACE IT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 9, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
MAZDA RECALL NO. 1403L.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration