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2014 Mazda6 Recalled Due to Possible Fire Risk [REPORT]

May 02, 2014 08:54 AM EDT
2014 Mazda6
2014 Mazda6

Mazda is recalling the 2014 Mazda6 due to a possible fire risk. The recall covers 19,000 Mazda6 sedans equipped with the 2.5L SkyActiv engine, which have fuel tanks that are vulnerable to overfilling.

According to Mazda, a Mazda6 owner reported drops of gasoline on the ground after refueling the vehicle. Mazda has been researching the issue for more than a year and discovered that when the tanks are overfilled, gasoline can pass into the charcoal canister. Once the capacity of the canister is filled, the extra fuel then drips out of the vapor vent line.

The recalled Mazda6 sedans will be fitted with an adapter to the shut-off valve in the fuel tank. The charcoal canister will also be inspected and replaced if fuel has already entered the canister. Mazda says that even though there is a potential for a fire, no fires have been reported due to this recall.

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