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Recall 16V684000

Fuel Leaks From Fuel Tank Area

Recall Details

The inlet check valve of the fuel tank may not have been welded properly during manufacturing. This could result in a fuel leak. Dealers will inspect the weld of the inlet check valve and replace the fuel tank as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The inlet check valve portion of the fuel tank may have been improperly welded during manufacturing, resulting in a fuel leak. This would cause a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mazda must be performed by a Mazda dealership. Mazda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mazda dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Mazda recall number is 0116I.

Affected Cars

Exhaust & Emissions, September 22, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 22, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
17,484
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V684000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Mazda Motors North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured January 4, 2014, to September 18, 2015. The fuel tank of the affected vehicles may have been improperly handled during manufacturing and, as a result, the welded attachment of the Inlet Check Valve (ICV) may fail and allow fuel to leak.
Consequence
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Mazda will notify owners, and depending on the tank lot number, dealers will inspect the ICV weld, replacing the fuel tank, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 1, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0116I.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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