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Risk of Fuel Pipe Ruptures Triggers Mazda SUV Recall

The problem was discovered in crash testing when the pipe ruptured and spilled fuel. So far there are no reports of fires or injuries.

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Mazda is recalling some SUVs because the fuel filler pipe can rupture in a rear crash and cause a gas leak and possible fire. The recall covers nearly 237,000 CX-5 SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years.

The problem was discovered in crash testing when the pipe ruptured and spilled fuel that exceeded limits set by crash test standards. Mazda says it has no reports of any fires or injuries.

Dealers will remove a bolt on the left side of the pipe, redirecting the rear crash impact to prevent pipe ruptures, according to documents filed by Canadian safety regulators.

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