Seven different models have been implicated in a recall notice issued by Mazda concerning a low pressure fuel pump issue that can lead to vehicles stalling.
The models affected are Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, MX-5, CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9, specifically those built between 2017 and 2019.
The recall was initially issued by Mazda Australia for its market over the ditch. Mazda New Zealand has since confirmed to NZ Autocar that the same recall also applies to models sold locally.
“The low pressure fuel pump impeller may become deformed and cause the fuel pump to stop working. This can result in the vehicle stalling,” said Mazda Australia’s recall statement.
“A loss of power while driving could increase the risk of an accident and injury to a vehicle occupant or other road users. In the event of a serious accident this may result in death.”
“We are aware of the recall recently announced by Mazda in Australia and can confirm that it is for the same componentry that has affected other Japanese manufacturers as well as Mazda,” said Mazda New Zealand in a statement.
“In NZ, we will be contacting customers in January when we receive stock of the affected componentry for the work to be carried out.”
The amount of cars impacted by the recall locally hasn’t been confirmed. In Australia, meanwhile, the recall impacts over 90,000 vehicles.