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Friday, October 23, 2020

Mazda PH Also Issuing Recall For Faulty Fuel Pumps

There’s no end to the faulty fuel pump recall. Bermaz Auto Philippines, the official distributor of Mazda vehicles in the country has confirmed that they too will have to issue a preventive service campaign.

In an exclusive interview, Steven Tan, president of Mazda Philippines has confirmed that they will need to recall 1,838 units to replace the defective fuel pump motor. These vehicles, identified by Mazda Corporation in Japan, were manufactured between 2017 and 2019. No 2020 vehicles are affected.

The following vehicles are covered by the service campaign:
  • Mazda2 (735 units, DJ/DL)
  • Mazda3 (347 units, BN)
  • Mazda6 (6 units, GJ)
  • Mazda CX-5 (699 units, KF)
  • Mazda CX-9 (39 units, TC)
  • Mazda MX-5 (12 units, ND)
Check out the full list here:
These fuel pumps are also made by Denso, and is part of a global recall involving millions of vehicles produced by other carmakers such as Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi.

Like the recalls with those brands, the plastic impeller is found to have a low density. Over time, these may deform and interfere with surrounding parts causing a disruption of fuel supply to the engine. In severe conditions, the vehicle should stall.

Mazda Philippines has already involved the Department of Trade and Industry of the preventive service campaign. In addition, they have supplied their dealers with the affected VIN numbers. As for parts supply, Tan has confirmed that they have all the necessary fuel pump motors on hand.

If you need to know, the VIN number is on your OR/CR. You can use this information to talk to the authorized Mazda dealer:

The carmaker says the fuel pump motor replacement will take approximately two hours or longer to be carried out, depending on the model and service center workload. With that, Mazda advises owners to set an appointment with their preferred dealership.

The replacement of the fuel pump motor will be done free of charge, with all costs shouldered by Bermaz Auto Philippines.

No accidents, or injuries to persons have been reported within the Philippines and Mazda globally.

1 comment:

  1. Right. I've been seeing a lot of posts regarding failed fuel pump in the mazda2 club. So much for Japanese reliability.


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