Mazda is recalling more than 121,000 cars and SUVs for fuel pumps that could fail and cause the vehicles to stall when they are in motion.
According to Consumer Reports, the affected vehicles could stall if the fuel pump fails when the vehicle is moving, which could cause a crash. The vehicles may also fail to start.
Details of the Recall
According to Mazda, the problem has been caused by a batch of more than 2 million defective, low-pressure fuel pumps. The pumps were manufactured by an automotive supplier called Denso and were installed on vehicles made by Acura, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Toyota. Toyota has already recalled more than 3 million vehicles.
Included in the Mazda recall are 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. When the recall begins in January, Mazda dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump free of charge. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. It is not clear if these defects have caused any crashes, injuries, or fatalities.
Auto Product Liability Issues
Vehicle stalling is a serious issue. When vehicles stall, drivers could lose control, which could lead to a crash. Also, when vehicles unexpectedly stall on a busy roadway or freeway, there is the danger of other vehicles striking the stalled car. We see these types of incidents resulting in major injuries or even fatalities. When vehicles stall while in motion, crashes are more likely to occur.
If a defective auto caused your injuries, you may be able to file an auto product liability claim against the manufacturer seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a defective vehicle or vehicle part, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses.
Our attorneys have represented individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury and paralysis as a result of defective vehicles or vehicle safety systems that failed to work during a car crash
. Our auto defect law firm has the resources it takes to thoroughly and independently investigate these cases and ensure that our clients get justice and fair compensation for their losses.