Mazda CX-5 Stop Sale, Recall Issued Over Fuel Leak Issue

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Mazda CX-5 Stop Sale, Recall Issued Over Fuel Leak Issue

Mazda has issued a stop sale and a recall affecting roughly 264,400 CX-5 crossovers which have faulty fuel filler necks. 

Mazda says that the fuel filler pipe on every single 2014-2016 CX-5 crossover may be prone to rupture in a rear-end collision, increasing the risk of a fire. Mazda says that it knows of no accidents or injuries as result of the issue.

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Mazda filed official paperwork with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on February 1, though it didn’t propose a timeline for when the vehicle fixes will begin.

Mazda is offering owners who are concerned about operating their CX-5s a free loaner vehicle from their local dealer until the fix can be performed.

Affected customers can call the Mazda customer service hotline at 800-222-5500.

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  • smartacus

    they are taking this seriously. This may be a problem if the CX-5 is driven with fuel all the way up into the filler neck.

  • Ash

    This issue is not a huge one, as a preemptive one.
    The FIX is to remove one bolt which attaches a small bracket to the filler pipe.
    This bracket is the causal, in the event if struck from the rear in the right position this bracket ‘could’ push and fracture the fuel filler pipe.
    Once the small bracket and it’s bolt is discarded, the bolt hole is applied with rust inhibitor (for body) and the customer is good to go.

  • smartacus

    oh ok, whew.
    so no Piston Pin Snap Rings damaging pistons like in the Civic stop-sale 😉