The owners of certain 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 vehicles may be driving vehicles which fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, “Fuel System Integrity”. According to reports, these vehicles were manufactured with a fuel filler pipe that could, under certain impact crashes, rupture and spill fuel exceeding the limits allowed by the FMVSS. The problem could increase the risk of a vehicle fire and injury to occupants.
Dealers will correct the problem by altering the attachment between the fuel filler pipe and the left rear side of the bracket of the fuel filler pipe. For more information about the problem, owners are asked to contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 6. Mazda’s number for this recall is 9216B and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-064.