Nearly 9000 Mazda BT-50 utes recalled due to engine fire risk

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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 affects examples of the current-generation BT-50 which are powered by a 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine – sold in Mazda’s local showrooms since 2021.

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.”

Date of recall notice 4 December 2023
Make Mazda
Model BT-50
Year 2021-2023
Vehicles affected 8936
VIN list Click here to download the list of affected VINs
Contact link Click here to contact the manufacturer

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.

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