Mazda Motor Corporation will conduct a Safety and Emission Recall Campaign for certain 2015-2016 Mazda3 vehicles (built from May 21, 2015 through August 24, 2015), which could have a safety-related problem. A defect in the fuel shut-off valve may allow fuel to flow from the fuel tank into the charcoal emissions canister. With this condition, the check engine light may illuminate, and if the fuel exceeds the canister capacity, fuel leakage could occur, increasing the risk of a fire and/or engine stalling.
Approximately 14,270 vehicles in the U.S. and 136 vehicles in Puerto Rico are affected.
Owners of subject vehicles will be notified by mail in early October. They will be informed to bring their vehicle to the nearest Mazda dealer as soon as possible. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank to determine if the defect exists on the vehicle. If the defect exists, the dealer will replace the fuel tank and charcoal canister at no cost to the customer. A rental or loaner vehicle will be provided at no cost to the owner, until the vehicle is repaired for this concern.
If there are no concerns, the vehicle will be returned to the customer.
Should a customer not want to drive the vehicle to the dealership, they may Mazda’s 24-hour Roadside Assistance service at 800-866-1998 and have the vehicle picked up and delivered to the dealership.
There have been no reports of accidents or injury related to this issue.