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Recall 03V531000

Potential Fuel Leak from Fuel Tank Area

Engine, February 9, 2004
Affected Cars

RepairPal Expert Overview

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.

Summary:

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.

 

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: February 9, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V531000

NHTSA Action Number: PE03047

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 56,700

Summary: 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.

Consequence: A FIRE COULD OCCUR IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE.

Remedy: 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.

Notes: 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).

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