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Mazda Mazda3 Recalls

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11/18/16 Mazda motors north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 mazda3 vehicles manufactured january 4, 2014, to september 18, 2015. the fuel tank of the affected vehicles may have been improperly handled during manufacturing and, as a result, the welded attachment of the inlet check valve (icv) may fail and allow fuel to leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Mazda will notify owners, and depending on the tank lot number, dealers will inspect the icv weld, replacing the fuel tank, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began november 1, 2016. owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 0116i.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/20/15 Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 mazda3 vehicles manufactured may 21, 2015, to august 25, 2015. the affected vehicles are equipped with a fuel tank with a shut-off valve that can allow fuel to enter into the fuel tank emissions systems. if enough fuel enters the emission system it may leak out onto the ground or result in an engine stall.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. an engine that stalls increases the risk of a crash.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle's fuel shut-off valve. as needed, the fuel shut-off valve and the affected fuel tank emissions system components will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on october 20, 2015. owners are advised not to drive their vehicle until the repairs have been completed. mazda will provide rental cars until that time. owners may contact the mazda customer experience center at 1-800- 222-5500, option #6. mazda's number for this recall is 8615j.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/19/14 Mazda north america operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014 mazda3 vehicles manufactured june 12, 2013, through december 18, 2013, and model year 2014-2015 mazda6 vehicles manufactured may 20, 2013, through december 4, 2013, and both equipped with a 2.5l engine and a regenerative engine braking system. when driving the affected vehicles in heavy rain or in deep puddles, the alternator belt may slip causing the power control module (pcm) to incorrectly assume failure of the charging system.

Once the pcm assumes that the charging system has failed, the vehicle will stop charging and could result in poor acceleration, loss of steering assist and windshield wiper operation, and a possible engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the pcm with updated software, free of charge. the recall began on may 19, 2014. owners may contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 7314d.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/22/18 Engine Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain 2018 mazda3 vehicles, equipped with an incorrect exhaust valve spring. the incorrect exhaust valve spring may fail while driving, potentially causing an engine stall.

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engines and replace any incorrect exhaust valve springs, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin january 20, 2018. owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 1717k.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/18/16 Engine Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2016 mazda3 vehicles manufactured september 24, 2015, to october 16, 2015. during manufacturing, the fuel tanks for the affected vehicles may have deformed, resulting in a fuel leak from the recirculation pipe welded connection.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Mazda will notify owners, and depending on the tank lot number, dealers will inspect the recirculation pipe weld, replacing the fuel tank, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began november 1, 2016. owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 0216i.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/13/07 Engine On certain passenger vehicles, the no. 4 left side engine mount bolt may loosen if a sudden rapid acceleration is repeatedly performed.

If the vehicle is continuously driven under such condition, the no. 4 engine mount bolt may loosen and pull out or break, allowing the transmission to be out of position. in extreme cases, the drive shaft may become detached. if this occurs the vehicle will lose power and will come to a stop, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect and replace the no. 4 engine mount bolt with a modified one, and, if necessary, replace the no. 4 engine mount rubber and bracket with new ones free of charge. the recallbegan on july 13, 2007. owners may contact mazda at 800-222-5500 .

Mazda recall no. 4607f.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/08/17 Brakes and Traction Control Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain 2014-2015 mazda6 and 2014-2016 mazda3 vehicles. water could possibly enter the brake caliper causing the parking brake actuator shaft to corrode and possibly bind.

If the parking brake actuator shaft binds, the parking brake may not engage or disengage fully. if the parking brake does not engage properly, the vehicle may move unexpectedly if it is parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will check the parking brake actuator shafts, replacing any that are corroded, free of charge. remedy parts are currently unavailable. interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed august 24, 2017. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 1217f.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/14/09 Brakes and Traction Control Mazda is recalling 7,100 my 2009 mazda3 vehicles equipped with dynamic stability control for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 126, "electronic stability control system". the yaw rate measured after completion of the sine with dwell steering input exceeded the test standards.

Improper operation of the electronic stability control.

Dealers will inspect and have the unit replaced free of charge. the recall began on july 14, 2009. owners may contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 5509e.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
09/15/10 Suspension and Steering Mazda is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 mazda3 and mazda5 vehicles manufactured from april 2, 2007 through november 30, 2008. these vehicles may have a condition in which a sudden loss of power steering assist could occur at any time while driving the vehicle.

Power steering assist is suddenly lost reducing the driver's ability to steer the vehicle as typically expected, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering pump and lines free of charge. the safety recall began on september 15, 2010. owners may contact mazda customer assistance center at 1-800-222-5500.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
07/06/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mazda is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 mazda3 and mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured from january 7, 2008, through november 28, 2008. the ground terminal of the windshield wiper motor may have been inadvertently bent during assembly. if this condition exists then over time the electrical resistance of the motor circuit may increase up to a point that the windshield wipers would not work.

The loss of wiper function in adverse weather could potentially increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will install an additional ground harness on the wiper motor free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before july 15, 2011. owners may contact mazda customer assistance center at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda safety recall no. 6411f.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
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04/21/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mazda is recalling 25,400 my 2010 mazda3 vehicles. a clearance between the engine harness and the housing of starter motor may be insufficient. due to this, the covering of the harness may be damaged through vibration during operation possibly causing a short-circuit between certain harness wires and the starter housing. a short-circuit can result in engine control malfunction and/or poor shift quality.

The main fuse may blow out causing the engine to stall and inability of restart, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will have the engine harness inspect and add a protector clip on the affected section of the harness. if necessary, the harness will be repaired. this service will be performed free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on may 6, 2009. owners may contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 5409d.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
11/22/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning On two passenger vehicles, a crack in the solder connection attaching the acceleration sensor in the sas unit made contact with the base plate, damaging the solder connection.

The airbag may not deploy when the vehicle is involved in a frontal crash and it can cause serious injuries.

Dealers repaired these vehicles. the two vehicle owners were contacted by telephone on november 22, 2004, and these vehicles have been repaired.

Mazda recall no. 2504k. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/28/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, a crack in the air bag crash zone sensor housing can allow water to enter the sensor, causing a short circuit and illuminating the air bag warning light.

If this problem exists, the air will not deploy as designed in certain types of frontal crashes, increasing the risk of death or serious injury to the driver and front seat passenger.

Dealers will inspect the crash zone sensor and replace it, if necessary. the recall began on october 28, 2004. owners should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no.2304j.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/07/17 Other Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain 2011 mazda2 and 2010-2011 mazda3 and mazdaspeed3 vehicles equipped with a manual seat lifter. in the affected vehicles, the seat height adjustment lifter links may break or detach from the seat frame and the seat angle may incline causing the driver to not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position.

If the driver cannot maintain an appropriate driving position, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat lifter links and install a reinforcement bracket to the lifter links, or replace the entire seat adjuster unit, free of charge. the recall began april 7, 2017. owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 0917b.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/08/17 Other Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 mazda3 and mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured november 18, 2008, to june 8, 2013, 2012-2015 mazda5 vehicles manufactured october 26, 2010, to june 22, 2015, 2016 cx-3 vehicles manufactured june 1, 2015, to december 26, 2015, and 2013-2016 cx-5 vehicles manufactured december 15, 2011, to december 26, 2015. on the affected vehicles, the lift gate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the lift gate to drop unexpectedly.

If the lift gate falls unexpectedly, it may hit the user, increasing their risk of injury.

Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. the recall began april 2017. owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 9916h.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/07/07 Other On certain passenger vehicles equipped with optional accessory all weather floor mats, there is insufficient clearance between the floor mat and accelerator pedal.

In this situation it is possible that the accelerator pedal might get stuck behind the floor mat, which may prevent the vehicle from properly decelerating when the accelerator is released increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners will be instructed to return the floor mats to dealers and will be shipped a new floor mat free of charge. the recall began on march 7, 2007. owners may contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 4407b.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Mazda Mazda3 Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.