The current-generation Mazda BT-50 ute has been recalled due to a manufacturing defect which could result in an engine fire.
Mazda Australia has recalled 8936 examples of its 2021-2023 Mazda BT-50, owing to a fuel line fault which could cause the ute’s engine to catch fire.
The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a manufacturing issue, the fuel hose may chafe against the engine oil level bracket and become damaged. If this occurs, fuel may leak in the presence of an external ignition source resulting in a vehicle fire.
“A vehicle fire could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users or bystanders and/or damage to property.”
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 8936 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.
Mazda Australia has advised it will contact affected customers to advise them to present their vehicle to their preferred Mazda dealer to have the fuel hose replaced at no charge, when parts become available.