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2014 MAZDA MAZDA3 Recall - Campaign #16V684000

 
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2014 MAZDA MAZDA3 RECALL - #16V684000

RECALL FOR FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : STORAGE : TANK ASSEMBLY

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.

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Vehicle 2014 MAZDA MAZDA3
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Manufactured between 1/4/2014 - 9/18/2015
Recalled on 9/22/2016
Influenced by Mazda North American Operations
Owners Notified on 11/18/2016
# Affected 17,484
Recalled for FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
 
Description 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.
Consequences A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Corrective action 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 began November 1, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0116I.
Notes 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.
See also 2014 MAZDA MAZDA3 Recall for ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

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Comments

10/20/2014 - John Thoreson
I've got the top of the line Mazda 3 with all the bells and whistles. The screen is a problem and I've had it in three times for repair. The radio will stop working or worse, the GPS program stops. I then have to pull over, turn the car off and re-start for the electronics to re-boot. Last time it happened, I got a message that I didn't have the GPS option installed. The dealer has been great but now it rarely automatically connects to my phone and each time I start the car, I have to manually re-install my phone so it will connect. Very frustrating. Love the car but at almost $30K, wish I'd bought the less expensive model.

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