Florida Mazda Owners To Be Aware Of Recent Mass Recall
2021 has been quite a year for auto maker recalls. Toyota, Volkswagen, BMW, and now Mazda have experienced mass recalls encompassing thousands of vehicles all across the United States. Southwest Florida Mazda owners of 2018 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks, 2018 Mazda6 sedans, 2019 CX-3 SUVs, 2018 and 2019 MX-5 Miata coupes and convertibles, 2018 and 2019 CX-5 and CX-9 SUVs, and 2019 and 2020 Mazda2 hatchbacks are now facing a very recent recall that may lead to vehicles stalling while in motion.
The recall stems from a faulty Denso fuel pump installed in the affected vehicles. When the fuel pump develops a crack, it leaves the vehicle susceptible to stalling while the vehicle is in motion. This may also cause the vehicle to fail to start, but the more dangerous issue is a vehicle stalling to a stop while driving down Southwest Florida roadways. Stalling to stop while in traffic or navigating through and intersection can lead to dangerous and potentially deadly collisions.
Manufacturer Denso didn’t only supply these fuel pumps to Mazda. Fuel pumps in certain models of Ford, Acura, Lexus, Honda, and Mitsubishi may be affected as well. As of December, the only recall for the fuel pumps has come from Mazda so far, and the recall covers about 120,000 vehicles.
What To Do If You Have An Affected Vehicle
Southwest Florida motorists who are driving one of the affected Mazda vehicles can expect to receive an official notification of the recall by the first weeks of January. The recall was first announced in mid-November, and Mazda dealerships have begun taking customer service calls regarding the recall repairs to set up appointments to have the fuel pumps replaced.
When Mazda owners receive their recall notice, or they decide to call a local dealership, they’ll first set up an appointment to bring their vehicle in for inspection. Professionals at your local Mazda dealership will inspect the fuel pump in the vehicle and, if the fuel pump is found to be one of those affected, replace the fuel pump free of charge. After the repair has been made, the vehicle should be safe and stress-free to drive once again.
Motorists who want to see if their vehicle is affected before notifications are expected to arrive in January can enter their VIN into a NHTSA search and be notified if they can expect a recall notice in the coming months. These motorists may also call their local Mazda dealer to have their appointment arranged early.
What If My Vehicle Causes An Accident?
There’s a lot to consider all at once when you’re operating your vehicle on local Southwest Florida roads. You have to consider where you’re putting your attention, what other vehicles on the road may be doing, debris in the road, animals or wildlife that may be lurking around the corner, and the safety of your own vehicle. Faulty manufacturing is a stress-point for drivers today, especially those like the recent Mazda recall that may lead to dangerous stalling.
If you’re in an accident, or you’ve been in an accident, due to a stall of your Mazda vehicle your first step should be seeking professional representation from a Florida personal injury lawyer. They will be able to get you the compensation you deserve to make a full accident recovery. To learn more about faulty vehicle recalls, the latest Mazda recall, and getting the representation you need, contact us as JusticePays.com today.