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Recall 03V531000

Potential Fuel Leak from Fuel Tank Area

Recall Details

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.

 

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.

Affected Cars

Engine, February 9, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 9, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
PE03047
Potential Number of Units Affected
56,700
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V531000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

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.
Notify
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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