The owners of certain 2014-2016 Mazda3 vehicles will be contacted by the manufacturer regarding a problem affecting the fuel system. Due to improper handling of the fuel tank, the affected cars may have an Inlet Check Valve (ICV) that could fail. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in an automobile fire.
Depending on the tank lot number, dealers will inspect the ICV weld and replace the tank as necessary. Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda’s number for this recall is 0116I and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-684.