Stop-sale order takes Mazda CX-5 out of circulation

2015 Mazda CX-5 recall for fire risk

Popular Mazda crossover has a flaw in the fuel filler neck

The popular Mazda CX-5 crossover is going to become scarce for a while: Mazda is issuing a stop sale on all 2014-2016 CX-5s after proactively filing a safety report with NHTSA — that means the stop-sale wasn’t sparked by any external investigation.

Mazda says the issue affecting 264,400 CX-5s involves a fuel filler pipe that could rupture during a rear-end collision, potentially causing a fuel leak. Unlike a similar, high-profile defect back in the 1970s, Mazda says there have been no injuries or accidents resulting from the problem, and the company appears to be taking steps to keep it that way.

Concerned owners can contact NHTSA at 888-327-4236 or Mazda customer service at 800-222-5500. Dealers will provide a free loaner for drivers worried about safety before the repair becomes available.

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