Stop Sale And Stop Delivery For Mazda3 Fuel Tank Recall
Mazda Canada Inc.

Richmond Hill, Ontario – Mazda Motor Corporation has decided to conduct a Safety and Emission Recall Campaign for certain 2015-2016 Mazda3 vehicles (built from May 21, 2015 through August 23, 2015), which could have a safety-related problem. A defect in the fuel shut-off valve may allow fuel to flow into the charcoal canister. With this condition, the malfunction indicator 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. Mazda is in the process of initiating an official recall notification. 

Approximately 5,349 vehicles in Canada are affected.

Owners of subject vehicles will be notified by mail early in October. They will be informed to bring the vehicle to their Mazda dealer as soon as possible. A rental or loaner vehicle will be provided at no cost to the owner, until the vehicle is repaired for this concern.

Should a customer not want to drive the vehicle to the dealership, they may contact Mazda’s 24-hour Roadside Assistance service at 877-756-2932 and have the vehicle picked up and delivered to the dealership.

The dealer 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.

There have been no reports of accidents or injury related to this issue.