Mazda is the subject of the latest round of car recalls in Malaysia. Following its global recall to replace potentially faulty fuel pumps in major markets such as China and the Middle East, the Japanese carmaker has added 19,685 cars in Malaysia to the list of affected vehicles.
Six models, namely the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 that were manufactured between 2017 to 2019 have been identified as the cars involved in this recall. The CX-5 accounts for a bulk of the recalls, with a total of 15,780 units being recalled - no surprises here given how popular the SUV is in this part of the world.
The next most affected models are the Mazda2 (2,028 units), Mazda3 (1,441 units) and CX-3 (381 units). Only 42 units of the CX-9 and 13 units of the Mazda6 are included in the list, indicating that only a selected batch of cars manufactured over the two-year period was affected.
Local distributor Bermaz Motor assures new Mazda owners that none of its cars manufactured in 2020 are affected in this recall. The replacement of the fuel pump is free of charge and all related costs (labour, taxes, etc.) will be borne by Bermaz Motor.
You can check if your car is affected by entering your chassis number HERE. Appointments are recommended as replacement stock will be available in stages and the process of replacing the fuel pump is estimated to take at least 1.5 hours depending on model and the workload of the service centre at any given time.
Given the essential function of fuel pumps, owners who are experiencing unusual driving conditions (i.e. erratic throttle response, difficulty starting, etc.) are advised to stop the vehicle in a safe location and contact an authorised service centre to arrange a solution.