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Mazda halts sales of CX-5 due to fire risk in crashes

Mazda halts sales of CX-5 due to fire risk in crashes

Mazda Implements Recall and Stop Sale of All 2014-2016 MY CX-5 Vehicles WASHINGTON, DC (February 1, 2016) Today, Mazda Motor Corporation filed a safety defect report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address a concern with 2014-2016 Model Year (MY) CX-5 vehicles. On all 2014-2016 MY CX-5 vehicles, the fuel filler pipe could rupture during a rear collision, and could potentially cause fuel leakage. Approximately 264,463 vehicles are affected in the U. S. There are no reports of accidents or injuries occurring in the subject vehicles as a result of this condition. If a customer has concerns about driving their vehicle before the repair is available, dealers will offer a free loaner, demo, or rental vehicle.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. , and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
Mazda discovered that the fuel filler pipe located at the back of the SUV can rupture if it is to encounter a rear collision. A total of 264,463 units of the Mazda CX-5 will be affected by this stop sale and recall. According to the carmaker, the recall action mentioned above affects about 19,000 vehicles in the United States of America, Puerto Rico, and Saipan. Customers will be notified once replacement parts are secured, Mazda spokeswoman Tamara Mlynarczyk said.

The automaker will provide a free loaner, demo or rental vehicle to owners until their recalled SUVs are repaired. The first of them targets all MY 2004-2006 B-Series pickup trucks with Takata driver s side frontal airbag inflators. Recalls really aren t a big issue anymore, unless of course if it grows to the magnitude of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal or the Takata airbag saga. The trucks were previously recalled for inflators on the front passenger side, Mazda said. The Japanese auto supplier revealed last week that another 5. 1 million cars in the U. S. have defective airbags, as Takata disclosed the existence of an 11th death that could be linked to the explosive inflators. This is the very first recall of the CX-5 and it's purely precautionary at this point.

Some Mazda engineer discovered a risk of this failure mode and Mazda may have tested it and found that it could occur under certain conditions. So far, there have been no reported instances of a fire caused in this manner. We've been really happy with our CX-5. It had a defective transmission from the factory but Mazda completely replaced it with a brand new unit and we've had zero problems since. I'm so impressed with Mazda's latest offerings and their direction that I'm seriously considering getting one for my next car. If we weren't planning on traveling and maybe ( ) buying an airplane at some point, I'd get a 2017 MX-5 in a heartbeat and buy a winter beater.

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