LIFTGATE HARD TO LATCH IN COLD TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING
|Bulletin No: 09-044/16
|Last Issued: 07/14/2016
This bulletin supersedes the previously issued bulletin(s) listed below. The changes are noted below in Red beside the change bars.
|Previously Issued TSBs:
2014-15 Mazda3 vehicles (Japan built) with VINs JM1BM******124519 – 262282 (produced between October 1, 2013 and February 28, 2015)
2014-16 Mazda3 vehicles (Mexico built) with VINs 3MZBM******100001 – 249417 (produced between December 1, 2013 and August 12, 2015)
2014-16 CX-5 vehicles with VINs JM3KE******398378 – 639309 (produced between October 1, 2013 and February 28, 2015)
Some vehicles may exhibit a condition in extremely cold temperatures (below freezing) where the hatchback will not latch (half latch) when closing. This is caused by the stopper rubber, a component of the liftgate latch and lock actuator (A), hardening when the temperature drops below freezing. The stopper rubber has now been improved to eliminate this concern.