Recall Campaign 2818I – Front Cross Member Corrosion Concern – 2009-2010 Mazda Mazda6

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V631
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components SUSPENSION, STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected 48,814

 

Road Salt Causing Corrosion of Cross Member

Corrosion may weaken the mounting point for the passenger side lower control arm, unexpectedly changing the steering alignment and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2009-2010 Mazda Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. The front cross member may corrode after exposure to road salt.

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2618F – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode – 2003-2008 Mazda

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V402
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 269,618

 

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

 

Summary

Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 and 2004 MPV vehicles nationwide. Mazda is also recalling 2005-2006 MPV vehicles in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these passenger air bag inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

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2618F – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode – 2005-2006 Mazda MPV

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V404
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,539

 

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

 

Summary

Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Mazda MPV vehicles 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.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 – Genuine Mazda Accessory Trailer Hitch Harness Recall 1617K

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V744
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components TRAILER HITCHES, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,076

 

Trailer Hitch Wiring Harness May Short Circuit

Contact with the muffler may damage the trailer wiring harness, potentially resulting in the trailer lighting being inoperative, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2017 CX-5 vehicles equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. This harness may be routed such that there is insufficient clearance between the harness and the exhaust muffler, allowing the wiring harness to contact the muffler.

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2018 Mazda3 Exhaust Valve Spring Concern Safety Recall 1717K

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V745
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected 144

 

Incorrect Valve Spring may cause Engine Stall

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

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.

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