- Mazda North American Operations is recalling 19,000 2014 Mazda 6 sedans because of a fire risk.
- It is possible to fill the fuel tank beyond its rated capacity.
- The recall has started.
WASHINGTON — Mazda North American Operations is recalling 19,000 2014 Mazda 6 sedans because of a fire risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, it is possible to fill the fuel tank beyond its rated capacity," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the tank is overfilled, gas may flow into the charcoal canister (an evaporative emissions component) and possibly leak from the canister's external vent, increasing the risk of a fire."
Mazda did not respond immediately to an Edmunds query asking if there are any injuries, fires or fatalities linked to the recall.
The affected cars were built from October 25, 2012 through May 9, 2013.
Mazda dealers will add an adapter to the shut-off valve in the fuel tank and also inspect the charcoal canister for the presence of gasoline, replacing it as necessary. The recall has started. Owners can contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.
Edmunds says: If you own a 2014 Mazda 6, it's time to schedule an appointment with your dealer to fix this problem.