Mazda owners in Illinois may be affected by a new recall involving faulty fuel pumps. The recall includes several different Mazda models that were manufactured with Denso fuel pumps. Several other vehicle manufacturers including Toyota, Ford, Subaru and Lexus also used the same Denso fuel pumps in their vehicles.
How many Mazda cars are involved?
So far, around 121,000 Mazda cars have been affected by the recall. The car models include:
- 2018 Mazda3
- 2018 Mazda6
- 2019 CX-3
- 2018 and 2019 MX-5 Miata
- 2018 and 2019 CX-5
- 2018 and 2019 CX-9
- 2019 and 2020 Mazda2
If you own one of the affected vehicles, you can take your car to a Mazda dealership for a free inspection and replacement of the faulty fuel pump. You can also contact Mazda by phone to ask about your specific vehicle or check your VIN number on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
The fuel pump issue on Mazda cars is a serious and potentially dangerous problem. The faulty fuel pumps may prevent your vehicle’s engine from starting or cause the engine to stall in the middle of a drive. If an engine stalls while a vehicle is in motion, there could be a severe crash. Accidents that are caused by faulty vehicle parts sometimes lead to product liability lawsuits against car manufacturers.
Check recall status on your vehicle regularly
Vehicles owners should remember to check the recall status of their cars from time to time regardless of whether their automaker notifies them about a recall. Recalls are issued frequently for various small and large issues, and you may not receive notice right away. Getting a recalled part replaced as soon as possible could potentially prevent an accident.