The Japanese based automaker Mazda has just issued a recall for the new Mazda 6 generation because of a potential fire risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 19,000 units of the 2014 Mazda 6 sedans will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to schedule a trip with the company’s dealers in order to get the fire risk problem solved.
“In the affected vehicles, it is possible to fill the fuel tank beyond its rated capacity. 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”, said the NHTSA in its official press release.
The affected Mazda 6 vehicles have been produced between the 25th of October 2012 and the 9th of May 2013. The company didn’t announce whether there are any injuries, fires or fatalities related to this recall. The company’s dealers will add an adapter to shut-off valve in the fuel tank. The recall has already started and for any extra details on it, owners can contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500 or the NHTSA Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.