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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a safety recall on certain Mazda5 minivans from the 2009 and 2010 model year.

This recall focuses on the van's fuel pump, with NHTSA citing that water may not have been completely removed from the pump's harness connector before vehicle assembly. Thus, the connector pin may corrode, causing the pin to break. If the harness connector breaks, this could lead to an inoperative fuel pump. The Mazda5's engine could stall, and the inability to restart the engine increases the risk of a crash.

Approximately 16,200 of the Mazda minivans are effected by this problem, and the safety recall is expected to begin on or before December 11th. Dealers will inspect the fuel pump connector and replace the harness free of charge. For the full details, follow the jump to read NHTSA's official statement.



[Source: NHTSA]
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Vehicle Make / Model: MAZDA / MAZDA5
Model Year(s): 2009-2010
Manufacturer: MAZDA MOTOR CORP Mfr's Report Date: NOV 24, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V600000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16200

Summary

MAZDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 MAZDA5 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 29, 2009, THROUGH APRIL 28, 2010. WATER MAY NOT HAVE BEEN REMOVED COMPLETELY FROM THE HARNESS CONNECTOR OF THE FUEL PUMP DUE TO VARIATIONS IN THE FUEL TANK LEAK CHECK PROCESS PERFORMED BEFORE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. THE CONNECTOR PIN MAY CORRODE, POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE PIN TO BREAK.

Consequence

THIS COULD LEAD TO AN INOPERATIVE FUEL PUMP, ENGINE STALL AND THE INABILITY TO RESTART THE ENGINE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL PUMP CONNECTOR AND IF NECESSARY IT WILL BE REPLACED AND THE HARNESS WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-222-5500.

Notes


OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      • 4 Years Ago
      It just keeps on getting better! Can't wait to dump my Mazda5!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another Japanese auto recall -- Where’s the outrage?

      A Japanese automaker is recalling half a million cars worldwide to fix a defect that could cause a sudden loss of power steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

      The recall comes a year after the automaker remedied the problem on vehicles it sold in Japan.

      This sounds like the sort of callous attitude that helped get Toyota in such trouble with the U.S. Congress: Take care of Japanese consumers first and worry about the safety of Americans and others later -- much later.

      But the automaker isn’t Toyota. It’s Mazda.

      Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/20100820/BLOG06/100829984/-1#ixzz0yJzGuaSh
      • 4 Years Ago
      Weird. Those pictures were shot at the carlsbad outlet mall.