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Mazda recalls 6 for fuel-tank problem

Fri, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Mazda is recalling the 2014 Mazda 6 sedans built between Oct. 25, 2012 and May 9, 2013 for a problem with the fuel tank. The recall involves 18,592 vehicles.

Mazda says that it's possible to overfill the tank in the 6. If that overfueling is followed by a large temperature change, the fuel volume may expand and enter the charcoal canister -- a part of the car's evaporative emissions-control system. If this happens, drivers should see a malfunction indicator light on the dash, and fuel leakage could occur.

The fix involves installing an adapter in the fuel tank to reduce the possibility of overfilling, and the canister will be replaced if necessary. Mazda will also send an addition the owner's manual cautioning against overfilling of the tank.

Mazda says that no fires or injuries have been reported. Owners will be officially notified some time this month.

By Jake Lingeman