RUBBING/CONTACT MARKS ON CONVERTIBLE TOP (TOP FABRIC WITHOUT INNER CLOTH/HEADLINER) – 2016 Mazda MX-5

NHTSA ID Number: 10162015

Manufacturer Communication Number: 09-023-19-3596

Summary

Some vehicles (without inner cloth/headliner) may exhibit rubbing/contact marks on the top fabric of the convertible top around the area as shown. The marks may occur on the right and/or left side(s). This is caused by the top fabric receiving vibration and the stitching line (hard) touching the top fabric while the vehicle is running with the convertible top opened (top fabric folded and piled up). To correct this concern, the link stopper of the convertible top has been changed to adjust the opening angle of the convertible top, thereby decreasing the contact pressure applied to the top fabric when folded and piled up. NOTE: Compared to the top fabric with inner cloth, the top fabric without inner cloth is more likely to have this concern because the folded height is set lower, therefore the top fabric is folded and piled up in more tight condition.

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FRONT SEAT CUSHION TRIM COMING OFF SEAT FRAME – 2014-2018 Mazda3

NHTSA ID Number: 10162018

Manufacturer Communication Number: 09-025-19-3607

Summary

Some vehicles may exhibit a condition where the front seat cushion trim comes off the seat frame at the front end. This may be found on vehicles with all types of the seat trims (leather, leatherette and fabric). The front seat cushion is attached to the seat frame using folding collars.This is caused by the collars slipping out of the seat frame when an excessive force is applied to the seat cushion.

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Rust on Liftgate Opening – 2013-2016 Mazda CX-5

Subject:

RUST ON LIFTGATE OPENING

Bulletin No: 09-039/15
Last Issued: 10/07/2015

 

APPLICABLE

2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles with VINs lower than  (produced before June 7, 2015)

 

DESCRIPTION

Some vehicles may exhibit rust (A) on the liftgate opening around the left and/or right side stopper (B). The paint in this area may be thinner than normal due to production variances.

rust (A) on the liflgate

 

The production process has been improved to eliminate this concern.

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.

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Audio Panel Edges are Wrinkled / Peeling – 2016 Mazda CX-5

Subject:

AUDIO PANEL EDGES ARE WRINKLED / PEELING

Bulletin No: 09-026/16
Last Issued: 04/25/2016

 

APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINS

2016 CX-5 vehicles with VINs lower than JM3KE******779769 (produced before February 15, 2016)

 

DESCRIPTION

Some customers may notice that the audio panel (or center panel) is wrinkled or peeling at the edges, causing a poor appearance concern.

wrinkled or peeling

 

Protective tape has been added to the audio panel to eliminate this concern.

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.

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Rust / Blister on Inner Side of Liftgate / Trunk Lid – 2010-2016 Mazda

Subject:

MULTI-MODEL – RUST / BLISTER ON INNER SIDE OF LIFTGATE / TRUNK LID

Bulletin No: 09-027/16
Last Issued: 04/28/2016

 

APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINS

2010-2013 Mazda3

2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles with VINs lower than JM3KE******800037 (produced before April 1, 2016)

 

DESCRIPTION

Some vehicles may exhibit rust or blistering on the inner side of the liftgate/trunk lid, where it contacts the weatherstrip (as shown below). The paint may become damaged by weatherstrip chafing caused by liftgate/ trunk lid vibration while driving.

rust or blistering on the inner side of the liftgate/trunk lid

 

To eliminate this concern on CX-5, silicone is applied to the lip of the weatherstrip to reduce friction against the liftgate.

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.

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