2016 Mazda MAZDA3 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Recall

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2016 Mazda MAZDA3 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Recall

 NHTSA Recall #121120
NHTSA Compaign #16V685000
MFG Compaign #0216I
 ManufacturerMazda North American Operations
 SupplierMAZDA
 BrandMAZDA
 ModelMAZDA3
 Model Year2016
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
 Date of notification18/11/16
 Begin date of manufacuring24/09/15
 End date of manufacturing16/10/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received23/09/16
 Report created23/09/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units3849
 Defect summaryMazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain 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.
 Consequence summaryA fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
 Corrective actionMazda 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 began november 1, 2016. Owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0216i.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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