PhotoMazda North American Operations is recalling 3,849 model year 2016 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured September 24, 2015, to October 16, 2015.

During manufacturing, the fuel tanks for the affected vehicles may have deformed, resulting in a fuel leak from the recirculation pipe welded connection.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

What to do

Mazda will notify owners, and depending on the tank lot number, dealers will inspect the recirculation pipe 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 0216I.



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