Mazda recalls cars with defective fuel pumps

Washington, D.C – November 24, 2021 – Mazda (OTCMKTS: MZDAY) has recalled 121,038 cars that may stall due to a defective fuel pump. Stalling increases the risk of an accident while driving.

The recall includes:

  • 2019 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover SUVs
  • 2018-2019 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUVs
  • 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 mid-size crossover SUVs
  • 2019-2020 Mazda2 subcompact cars
  • 2018 Mazda3 compact cars
  • 2018 Mazda6 sedans
  • 2018 Mazda MX-5 sports cars

Recall summary  

This recall continues a series of recalls centered around defective fuel pumps manufactured by Denso. 

The fuel pumps contain a plastic impeller, which works by sucking fuel from the tank to the engine. The plastic impellers made by Denso may weaken and deform after spending a long time soaking in fuel, eventually breaking and rendering the fuel pump inoperable. Without a functioning fuel pump, gas cannot get to the engine.

The affected part is the fuel pump with part numbers PE03-13350, PYFL-13350, and P54P-13350.


Starved of fuel, engines cannot run and the cars stall as though they were out of gas. 

Stalling on the road, especially at high speeds, can be dangerous, as a stalled car could get hit by faster moving traffic. Read more about what to do if your car stalls on the freeway in this article about a Toyota Denso fuel pump recall.

Warning signs

Drivers may see the check engine light turn on or hear the engine “running rough.” The car also may fail to start entirely.  Learn more about what fuel pump failure looks like in this article about repairing a bad Mazda 3 fuel pump.

The repair

Mazda dealers will replace the fuel pump with a better model for free. Mazda will send owners recall notification letters starting on January 11, 2022. Owners who already replaced their own fuel pumps before the recall started may be eligible for reimbursement.

Recent Mazda recalls

Earlier this month, Mazda issued two recalls with one being for CX-9 vehicles whose second-row seats may slide forward in a crash.  The second one included MazdaSpeed6 and RX-8 sports cars that were recalled because of a fuel leak that may lead to a fire.

A Mazda CX-5 recall was issued in February of last year because the cars’ daytime visibility headlights might not work. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Over 121,000 vehicles are included in this Mazda recall. To do a Mazda recall check on your car, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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