Mazda issues recalls for potential fuel leak, Takata airbags

Mazda issued two recalls covering all of its 2014-16 CX-5 crossovers in the U.S. for potential fuel leak concerns, in addition to 2004-06 pickups equipped with Takata airbags.

The CX-5 recall, which covers 264,463 crossovers in the U.S., was issued to repair the vehicle’s fuel filler pipe. Mazda said in a Monday statement the pipe can rupture when the vehicle is hit from behind, which could lead to fuel leaks.

Mazda issued the recall after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that one of its tested vehicles did not comply with federal regulations.

The automaker said it is unaware of any injuries or accidents caused by the defect.

Customers will be notified once replacement parts are secured, Mazda spokeswoman Tamara Mlynarczyk said.

“If a customer has concerns about driving their vehicle before the repair is available, dealers will offer a free loaner, demo or rental vehicle,” the company said in a statement.

The company also announced it is recalling each of its 2004-06 model year B-series pickups, which come equipped with Takata driver-side frontal airbag inflators.

The recall impacts 19,000 trucks in the U.S., including Puerto Rico and Saipan.

Mazda said it is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to the inflators, which have triggered the largest overall safety recall in industry history. More than 20 million vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. for the airbag inflators, which can shoot shrapnel when exploded and have been linked to 11 deaths.

This is the second recall for Takata inflators in 2004-06 B-series trucks. The trucks were previously recalled for inflators on the front passenger side, Mazda said. The automaker has also recalled the 2003-08 Mazda6, 2006-07 Mazdaspeed6, certain 2004-08 RX-8 sports cars and certain 2004 MPV minivans for Takata frontal inflators on either side of the vehicle.

In total, Mazda said it has issued recalls for 442,266 driver-side inflators and 416,475 passenger-side inflators.

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