Mazda is recalling 14,270 3 sedans and hatchbacks for fuel tanks that can leak, the company said Friday.
The problem affects certain 2015 and 2016 models, and as such, Mazda dealers have been ordered not to sell any cars in inventory until the repairs are complete. According to Mazda, gasoline may flow into the evaporative emissions control (the charcoal filter canister that seals vapors from the tank) due to a faulty shut-off valve. This can result in a leak if too much fuel goes into the canister. Dealers will replace the fuel tank and charcoal canister starting this month if the valve is defective or there are fuel leaks. Otherwise, 3 owners will be sent happily on their way home without repairs.
Recall filings have not yet been posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Mazda reports no injuries or accidents related to the problem.