2014 Mazda6 Recall Issued to Fix Fuel Tank Error

By | May 02, 2014
Mazda is recalling certain 2014 Mazda6 sedans because of a fuel tank problem that may lead to a fire. In the affected models, it is possible to fill the fuel tank beyond its rated capacity. If the tank is too full, gas may flow into the charcoal canister, which would cause a leak in the canister's external vent. This gas leak increases the risk of a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Owners of the affected models will be able to take their cars into dealerships for free repairs. Mazda is in the process of notifying owners of the problem. An estimated 19,000 models are affected in the 2014 Mazda6 recall, and all models in question were manufactured between October 25, 2012 and May 9, 2013. Mazda also recently recalled new Mazda3 and Mazda6 i-ELOOP cars for a problem related to the regenerative braking systems. This defect could cause the battery to drain out and stall the engine. For more information on Mazda recalls, owners can contact Mazda at (800) 222-5500. The reference number for the fuel tank recall is 7414D. For info on all vehicle recalls in the U.S., visit www.safercar.gov. Source: NHTSA