MAZDA MAZDA3 2014: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Make : MAZDA Model : MAZDA3 Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2014-01-04 - 2015-09-18
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V684000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-11-18 Date Received by ODI: 2016-09-22 Date Added to Database: 2016-09-22
Manufacturers Involved: Mazda Motor Corp.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 0116I
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 17484
Summary:
      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.
Consequence:
      A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      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.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.