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Mazda Recalls 307K Cars for Parking Brake Problem

U.S. home to 228K of the affected cars.

by on Jun.30, 2017

Mazda is recalling 228,000 Mazda6 and Mazda3 sedans in the U.S. due to a parking brake issue.

Mazda is recalling more than 307,000 cars — 228,000 in the U.S. — because of problems with the vehicle’s parking brake.

On certain Mazda6 and Mazda3 models, the parking brake may not fully release or, conversely, it may fail to keep the car in position, increasing the risk of a crash, the company notes.

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The action covers 2014 and 2015 model year Mazda 6 cars and 2014–16 Mazda 3 models. (more…)

Mazda Recalling Over 1 Mil US Cars for Ignition Switch Defect

U.S. may be heading for another year of record recalls.

by on Oct.23, 2015

The Mazda MPV is one of the many older models targeted by the ignition switch recall.

Mazda has become the latest automaker to order a recall for ignition switch problems, the Japanese automaker announcing a callback for 1.2 million vehicles sold in the United States during the 1990s.

The size of the recall is about five times as large as the ignition switch recall General Motors announced in early 2014, GM’s defect now linked to more than 100 deaths. But where the GM problem resulted in switches that might inadvertently turn off, the Mazda switches could unexpectedly overheat and catch fire.

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Mazda will recall a total of 4.9 million vehicles equipped with the defective switches worldwide, about a quarter of them sold in the United States. The announcement marks just the latest in a series of seven-figure industry recalls announced this week.


Mazda Expands Recall of Takata Airbags

Japanese maker joins Honda, Chrysler and Ford on growing list.

by on Dec.04, 2014

The Mazda B-Series is one of nearly 89,000 vehicles the automaker is recalling due to Takata airbags.

In the 24 hours after Takata officials stood resolute in their belief that a nationwide recall of their faulty airbags is unnecessary, their customers are making sure they stand alone. Mazda joined three other automakers today in expanding their recall of vehicles equipped with the potentially dangerous devices.

The Japanese maker recalled another 40,000 vehicles in include Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and Alabama. The original action was just for Florida and Hawaii. The recall came a day after Honda, Chrysler Group and Ford announced expanded recall actions.

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The vehicles in Mazda’s action include the 2003-2007 Mazda6, 2004-2008 RX-8, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6, 2004-2005 MPV, and 2004 B-Series Trucks. (more…)

Mazda Issues Recall for Tire Pressure Problem

Ford, Chevrolet Get Pass from NHTSA on Issues.

by on Nov.25, 2014

Mazda had to recall about 100,000 2014 and 2015 Mazda6 sedans for a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system.

Three automakers revealed news about recalls, but only one of the three – Mazda – actually needed to recall any vehicles.

The Japanese automaker is recalling nearly 100,000 Mazda6 sedans due to a faulty tire pressure monitoring system. The vehicles affected are from the 2014 and 2015 model years. The problem is that if the pressure in all four tires drops at the same time, the monitor may not warn drivers to the problem.

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Mazda claims there have been no injuries or crashes related to the issue, but dealers will update the software for the system free-of-charge beginning Dec. 5. The automaker will send notices to owners of the vehicles with the problem. (more…)

Recalls Rising Fast; Over 400,000 Vehicles Added to 2012 Tally

Latest Targets: Mazda, Hyundai.

by on Jul.30, 2012

Hyundai's 2012-2013 Sonata is just one of the latest models facing a recall.

Taking its lead from Ford Motor Co., Mazda plans to recall more than 200,000 of its Tribute SUVs due to potentially sticky throttle cables that could cause the vehicles to race out of control.  Ford last week recalled the virtually identical Escape to deal with the same problem.

Meanwhile, Hyundai will recall another 200,000 Santa Fe and Sonata models to correct problems with their airbags that could make it difficult to react properly if a small adult is seated up front. The Korean carmaker also is recalling about 20,000 other vehicles due to a separate airbag problem.

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While year-over-year comparisons are not yet available, industry observers are noting a sharp run-up in recalls this year – even as various studies suggest the industry is producing its highest-quality vehicles ever.  But manufacturers have come under increasing pressure from regulators and consumer watchdogs to act fast when they discover potential safety problems that might have once been ignored or dealt with on a case-by-case basis.


Mazda Recalls More than 200,000 3 and 5 Models

Electric power steering fails without warning. Possible cover-up?

by on Aug.30, 2010

Different treatment for a different Japanese car company or has NHTSA made its point?

Mazda is recalling 215,000 2007-2009 Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles made from 2 April 2007 through 30 November 2008. These vehicles may have a safety defect where a sudden loss of power steering assist could occur while driving.

If power steering is lost without warning, the driver’s ability to maneuver is restricted, increasing the risk of an accident.

The recall on the Japanese-made vehicles raises questions about the policies of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which fined Toyota a record $16.4 million for its failure to tell safety regulators about a safety defect in a timely matter.


In the Mazda case, the defect goes back to March of 2008 with a customer complaint in the Japanese market, which prompted a Mazda investigation in July of 2008. By the summer of 2009, Mazda concluded that rust was forming on the inside of a high-pressure power steering line, and it issued a technical service bulletin to dealers – but only in Japan.


Mazda Recalls CX-9 Crossover Vehicles for Electronic Control Failure in Heated Seats

More than 12,000 2010 CX-9 Crossovers at risk for fires.

by on Mar.02, 2010

The latest recall from a defective electronic circuit appears on Mazda CX-9 crossovers.

Mazda North American Operations is recalling model year 2010 CX-9 vehicles equipped with electrically- heated front seats. There is a possibility under extremely cold conditions for the seat-heater control circuit to overheat and fail due to insufficient electrical grounding.

This may cause burn damage of the seat cushion surface, or a risk of smoke/fire. The vehicles in question were built in Hiroshima, Japan, from the end of July of last year through the middle of January 2010.

It is just the latest example of a growing number of automotive recalls that involve the expanding use of electronics in vehicles.

Critics contend, with increasing evidence supporting the charges, that the auto industry is far behind in the use of safe design practices governing the use of electronics and electronic control circuits that are in common use in other industries.   (more…)