Stop sell ordered for certain Mazda 3s

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Mazda Canada issued a stop sell order to dealers last week related to a recall of its top selling nameplate.

The campaign affects 2015 to 2016 Mazda 3s built from May 21, 2015 through August 23, 2015.

The company says the units may have a defect in the fuel shut-off valve that would allow fuel to flow into the charcoal canister.

“With this condition, the malfunction indicator light may illuminate, and if the fuel exceeds the canister capacity, fuel leakage could occur, increasing the risk of a fire and/or engine stalling,” the company says.

Approximately 5,349 vehicles in Canada are affected. Owners of subject vehicles will be notified by mail early in October.

Mazda says vehicles should be taken to dealers as soon as possible. A rental or loaner vehicle will be provided at no cost to the owner until the vehicle is repaired. Any defective units will have a new fuel tank and charcoal canister installed.

Mazda says the recall has not been linked to any accidents or injuries.