Mazda recalls SUVs due to gas leak, fire risk

A Mazda CX-5 is presented at the Paris Motor Show, in Paris on Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling some SUVs because the fuel filler pipe can rupture in a rear crash and cause a gas leak and possible fire.

The recall covers nearly 237,000 CX-5 SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years.

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The problem was discovered in crash testing when the pipe ruptured and spilled fuel that exceeded limits set by crash test standards. Mazda says it has no reports of any fires or injuries.

Dealers will remove a bolt on the left side of the pipe, redirecting the rear crash impact to prevent pipe ruptures, according to documents filed by Canadian safety regulators.

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