WASHINGTON - Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling 16,200 MY 2009-2010 Mazda5 vehicles because of a possible fuel pump problem that could lead to engine failure. 

Water may not have been removed completely from the harness connector of the fuel pump due to variations in the fuel tank leak check process, which was performed before vehicle assembly. The connector pin may corrode, potentially causing the pin to break, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This could lead to an inoperative fuel pump, engine stall and the inability to restart the engine. 

To remedy the problem, dealers will inspect the fuel pump connector. If necessary, it will be replaced and the harness will be repaired free of charge. 

Owners can reach Mazda at (800) 222-5500.