The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that Mazda is recalling 16,200 units of the 2009 and 2010 Mazda5 minivans due to a defective fuel pump connector that could lead to the engine stalling and the possibility of the engine not restarting.
“Water may not have been removed completely from the harness connector of the fuel pump due to variations in the fuel tank leak check process performed before vehicle assembly,” the NHTSA said. “The connector pin may corrode, potentially causing the pin to break. This could lead to an inoperative fuel pump, engine stall and the inability to restart the engine, increasing the risk of a crash.”
NHTSA said that the defective models were built from June 29, 2009 through April 28, 2010. Mazda dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump connector if necessary free of charge. Owners can get in touch with Mazda at (800) 222-5500.