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12Dec
mazda_ms2017 Mazda CX-5: Recall Alert

2017 Mazda CX-5: Recall Alert

Cars.com  – December 12, 2017

2017 Mazda CX-5: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,100 model-year 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUVs equipped with an accessory trailer-hitch wiring harness
The Problem: Insufficient clearance between the harness and the exhaust muffler may result in contact and subsequent damage to the harness, potentially resulting in inoperative trailer lights and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will reroute the trailer hitch harness away from the muffler, replacing the harness if it’s damaged, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mazda will begin notifying owners on Jan. 20, 2018. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-5500, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more…

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29Nov
mazda_msMazda Announces Small Recalls for CX-5 and Mazda3

Mazda Announces Small Recalls for CX-5 and Mazda3

The News Wheel – November 29, 2017

Mazda Announces Small Recalls for CX-5 and Mazda3

Yesterday, Mazda filed two “Part 573”s with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which meant it was launching two recalls that, although they affect fewer than 1,500 cars in total, could affect driver safety.
The first, more numerous recall affects some 1,076 of the brand’s top-seller 2017 CX-5, although only those with a genuine Mazda accessory trailer hitch harness installed. In these few crossovers, the wires for the harness are routed in an “inappropriate” manner so that there isn’t quite enough space between the wires and the CX-5’s main exhaust silencer. Over time, if those two rub together, the wires could degrade and short-circuit, so any trailer connected to the harness would lost its tail lamps and turn signals. Mazda reports no injuries from this recall.
The second recall is a little more serious, although only affects 144 vehicles, all of them 2018 Mazda3 models. In the affected vehicles, there is an “incorrect” exhaust valve spring installed in the cylinder head, which over time could cause weird noises, increased engine vibration, and warning lights to turn on—if left alone long enough, the spring could break and stall the engine in a way that prevents it from restarting. Like with the above recall, Mazda has no reports of injuries, but added that there have also been no reports of loss of control or accidents…

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25Sep
mazda_ms21 Months After Learning Of Problem, Mazda Recalls 58,000 Vehicles

21 Months After Learning Of Problem, Mazda Recalls 58,000 Vehicles

Forbes – September 25, 2017

21 Months After Learning Of Problem, Mazda Recalls 58,000 Vehicles

Mazda is recalling about 58,000 of its 2015-16 Mazda6 models because a short circuit could cause the air bags to be deactivated and power-assisted steering to be lost, according to a report the automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Mazda said the problem is “weld spatter” on the front passenger seat, which can rub against a wiring harness and cause the short circuit. That could mean that the air bags would not deploy in a crash and that there could be an unexpected loss of power steering…

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15Aug
mazda_msVarious Mazda CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles recalled

Various Mazda CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles recalled

Consumer Affairs -August 15, 2017

Various Mazda CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles recalled

Mazda North America Operations is recalling 79,402 model year 2012 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or “Zone A.”
Additionally, unless included in “Zone A” above, Mazda is recalling model year 2009 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or “Zone B.”
Further, unless included in “Zone A” or “Zone B” above, Mazda is recalling model 2007-2008 CX-7 and CX-9 sold, or ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming…

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24Jul
mazda_msMazda Recalls Mazda6, CX-7 and CX-9 to Fix Takata Airbags

Mazda Recalls Mazda6, CX-7 and CX-9 to Fix Takata Airbags

CarComplaints.com – July 24, 2017

Mazda Recalls Mazda6, CX-7 and CX-9 to Fix Takata Airbags

Mazda is recalling more than 205,000 vehicles to replace Takata frontal passenger-side airbag inflators, a recall that is meant as a permanent fix to a May 2016 recall.
Included in the Takata recall are 2009-2011 Mazda Mazda6, 2007-2011 Mazda CX-7 and Mazda CX-9 vehicles that will have their passenger airbag modules replaced. The recall is part of the ongoing saga of Takata airbags at risk of exploding due to the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate.
The chemical should create a small explosive force to deploy the airbags in a crash, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Because of time, heat and humidity, the chemical can become unstable and explode, sending metal fragments into vehicle occupants…

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30Jun
mazda_msMazda car parking brake may not hold, company issues recall

Mazda car parking brake may not hold, company issues recall

ABC News – June 30, 2017

Mazda car parking brake may not hold, company issues recall

Mazda is recalling more than 307,000 cars because the parking brake may not fully release or could fail to hold the cars, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall covers certain Mazda 6 cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years and the Mazda 3 from 2014 through 2016.

The company says water can get into the brake caliper, causing a shaft to corrode and bind. If that happens, the parking brake can get stuck in the on position or fail to fully engage. That can let the cars roll unexpectedly if parked on a slope.

The problem affects only cars with a hand-operated parking brake lever system, according to documents posted Friday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

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7Jun
mazda_msMazda RX-8 Recalls Mean Repairs For Fuel Pump and Control Arms

Mazda RX-8 Recalls Mean Repairs For Fuel Pump and Control Arms

Motor 1 – June 7, 2017


Mazda RX-8 Recalls Mean Repairs For Fuel Pump and Control Arms

Mazda has issued two recalls for the RX-8 in the United States. The larger campaign affects 69,447 examples of the performance car from the 2004 through 2008 model years because of a problem with the fuel pump. The smaller issue covers 35,332 units of the vehicle from the 2004 model year because of a flaw with the ball joints.
The fuel pump problem affects units of the RX-8 with production dates from April 10, 2003, through February 18, 2008. The company’s investigation found that a weld on one of the main pump’s pipes could crack. Continued exposure to heat from the engine and exhaust can exacerbate the problem. Eventually, this can lead to a gas leak. The issue doesn’t affect the pipes for the model’s other fuel pump…

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23Feb
mazda_msMazda to recall 460,000 cars globally for diesel engine defects

Mazda to recall 460,000 cars globally for diesel engine defects

Economic Times – February 23, 2017


Mazda to recall 460,000 cars globally for diesel engine defects

Japan’s Mazda Motor Corp said on Thursday it was recalling about 460,000 CX-5, Mazda3 and Mazda6 cars globally to fix multiple defects in their diesel engines, including a problem that could lead to engines stalling.

The cars subject to the recalls were produced between February 13, 2012 and February 2 this year. No injury or fire has been reported from the defect, Mazda said.

Of the total, 170,000 cars were sold in Japan and the remainder overseas…

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14Feb
mazda_msMazda recalls 173k Mazda2 and Mazda3 models for breaking seat

Mazda recalls 173k Mazda2 and Mazda3 models for breaking seat

Motor 1 – February 14, 2017


Mazda recalls 173k Mazda2 and Mazda3 models for breaking seat

Mazda will recall 173,859 vehicles in the United States because the seats could suddenly move. The campaign will affect the 2011 Mazda2, 2010-2011 Mazda3, and 2010-2011 Mazdaspeed3.

According to the automaker, the seat lifter link can crack and push nuts can separate from the chair’s frame. Continual use during either condition could cause the part to break, and the seat angle would suddenly incline. “The driver may not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position,” according to Mazda’s report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The company reports that an abnormal noise or rattling from the bottom of the seat is sometimes an early warning of this problem…

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23Jan
mazda_msMazda recalls various vehicles with airbag inflator issue

Mazda recalls various vehicles with airbag inflator issue

Consumer Affairs – January 23, 2017


Mazda recalls various vehicles with airbag inflator issueps

Mazda North America Operations is recalling a total of 8,018 vehicles with airbag inflator issues.

Included are model year 2009 RX-8 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or “Zone B.”

Additionally, unless included in “Zone B,” Mazda is recalling model year 2005-2006 MPV and 2005-2008 RX-8 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger front airbag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment…

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