PhotoMazda North American Operations is recalling 268,799 model year 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 vehicles manufactured June 27, 2013, to February 2, 2016.

 

The recalled 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 could result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

 

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.

 


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