Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced it is voluntarily recalling some 1999-model-year Miata roadsters for replacement of the non-return valve in the vehicle's fuel filler pipe.

Mazda has found that certain 1999-model Miatas may have a sticking non-return valve in the fuel filler pipe. This can cause the gas pump nozzle to repeatedly shut off and there is a possibility that fuel may overflow and/or spit back when refueling.

Mazda is asking owners of the affected vehicles to bring them to an authorized Mazda dealer for replacement of the non-return valve in the fuel filler pipe. The repairs should take less than one hour and will be free of charge.

Mazda North American Operations is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer parts and service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., MNAO has over 750 dealerships nationwide.