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2016 Mazda Mazda3 Reliability Ratings

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2016 Mazda Mazda3 Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

PARKING BRAKE Recall Date: 06/21/2017
  • Summary: Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Mazda6 and 2014-2016 Mazda3 vehicles. Water could possibly enter the brake caliper causing the parking brake actuator shaft to corrode and possibly bind.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 227814
  • Consequence: If the parking brake actuator shaft binds, the parking brake may not engage or disengage fully. If the parking brake does not engage properly, the vehicle may move unexpectedly if it is parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will check the parking brake actuator shafts, replacing any that are corroded, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed August 24, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1217F.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 05, 2014 to SEP 01, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 1217F
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V393000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE Recall Date: 09/22/2016
  • Summary: Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2016 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured September 24, 2015, to October 16, 2015. During manufacturing, the fuel tanks for the affected vehicles may have deformed, resulting in a fuel leak from the recirculation pipe welded connection.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3849
  • Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and depending on the tank lot number, dealers will inspect the recirculation pipe weld, replacing the fuel tank, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 1, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0216I.
  • Dates of Manufacture: SEP 23, 2015 to OCT 15, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 0216I
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V685000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY Recall Date: 09/21/2016
  • Summary: Mazda Motors North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured January 4, 2014, to September 18, 2015. The fuel tank of the affected vehicles may have been improperly handled during manufacturing and, as a result, the welded attachment of the Inlet Check Valve (ICV) may fail and allow fuel to leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 17484
  • Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and depending on the tank lot number, dealers will inspect the ICV weld, replacing the fuel tank, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 1, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0116I.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 03, 2014 to SEP 17, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 0116I
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V684000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY Recall Date: 10/01/2015
  • Summary: Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured May 21, 2015, to August 25, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a fuel tank with a shut-off valve that can allow fuel to enter into the fuel tank emissions systems. If enough fuel enters the emission system it may leak out onto the ground or result in an engine stall.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 14411
  • Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. An engine that stalls increases the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle's fuel shut-off valve. As needed, the fuel shut-off valve and the affected fuel tank emissions system components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on October 20, 2015. Owners are advised not to drive their vehicle until the repairs have been completed. Mazda will provide rental cars until that time. Owners may contact the Mazda Customer Experience Center at 1-800- 222-5500, option #6. Mazda's number for this recall is 8615J.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 20, 2015 to AUG 24, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 8615J
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V621000

2016 Mazda Mazda3 Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 3/7/19

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