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A total recall: Mazda calls back every 2014-2016 CX-5 crossover

Fuel leak concerns prompt automaker's move. Mazda says there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue so far.

Spark or not, a fuel leak is a very serious problem.

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Many recalls don't cover entire vehicle lineups. Even when a recall says it covers two years' worth of cars, it may only apply to cars built at a certain plant or between specific dates. Mazda's latest recall, however, applies to an entire run. One might even call it a...total recall.

The Japanese automaker issued a recall covering every 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 crossover. In the US, this amounts to nearly 265,000 vehicles. There is also a stop-sale on every unsold CX-5 currently at a dealership.

The issue stems from the filler pipe that connects the fuel port to the tank itself. A rear-end collision might rupture the pipe, which could then begin leaking fuel. Worst-case scenario, a fuel leak near a spark source could result in a fire. Thus far, Mazda has not heard of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

While the fix is not yet under way, the automaker will offer a free loaner or rental car to owners who don't feel comfortable driving their CX-5s.

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