Mazda Recall Fuel Pump Problem, Engine Stalling 121,000 Vehicles

Mazda recall fuel pump

A Mazda recall due to fuel pump problems in certain 2018 to 2020 vehicles identifies more than 121,000 cars and SUVs affected.

Should the fuel pump fail on any of these vehicles, the owner may experience engine stalling while moving. The vehicles may also fail to start.

The Mazda vehicles subject to the recall model-year 2019 Mazda CX-3 SUVs; model-year 2018-19 Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 Mazda SUVs and MX-5 Mazda Miata coupes; model-year 2018 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks and Mazda6 sedans; and model-year 2019-20 Mazda2 hatchbacks.

Specifically, Mazda technicians have determined the impeller inside the low-pressure fuel pump could potentially crack and deform. This impeller is a component that draws fuel from the tank. It then pushes the fuel up the line toward the high-pressure pump. If the impeller fails, it could potentially cause the fuel pump to fail. Also, if that happens, a vehicle’s engine may tall and this could result in a collision.

Mazda is not the only manufacturer to experience this problem. Apparently, automotive manufacturer Denso supplies fuel pumps to multiple auto makers. There was recently a batch of over 2 million faulty low-pressure fuel pumps by Denso that were installed on vehicles. Acura, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Toyota were all equipped with them. Recently, Toyota recalled more than 3 million vehicles (not all the recalled vehicles have a faulty pump), and more recalls may follow.

Mazda intends to repair the problem. In fact, dealers will replace the fuel pumps at no charge to affected vehicles. Mazda plans to notify owners starting on Jan. 11, 2022.

For more questions, contact the automaker at 800-222-5500 and choose option No. 4. Also, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline is 888-327-4236.

California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson

If you purchased a defective Mazda vehicle and have repeated problems, it may be time to call for help.

California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson will review your case and let you know if it qualifies as a lemon.

We recommend that you obtain an invoice for all repairs and recall visits from the dealership. These documents will support your potential case. Should the vehicle experience repeated issues or become a safety risk, these documents support the Lemon Law Claim. Contact Johnson Attorneys Group for a free case review at 800-558-1087.

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