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Mazda2, 3 and 6 recalled over seat fault

Numbers game: Of the 124,686 Mazda vehicles recalled, the Mazda3 small car (left) was the most prominent with 60,109 examples affected by the manufacturing problem.

Almost 125,000 Mazda passenger cars called back for potential driver’s seat defect

21 Feb 2017

MAZDA Australia has recalled 124,686 examples of its previous-generation Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 passenger cars for a potential fault in the driver’s seat height adjustment lifter.

The problem could result in the lifter link cracking or the retaining nuts separating, leading to unusual noises and rattling or, in a worst case scenario, the lifter link could break altogether and result in the loss of seat position control.

Of the affected Mazda vehicles, the Mazda3 makes up almost half of the total recall number with 60,109 of the Japanese small cars called back, while the Mazda2 light car accounts for 48,042 (9423 Thai-built versions and 38,619 Japanese cars) and 16,535 Mazda6 mid-sizers were recalled.

Mazda Australia will contact all affected owners by mail where they will be directed to a Mazda dealership to carry out the repair work where necessary at no cost to the customer.

Concerned customers can also contact the Japanese brand for more information or head to the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website to find a list of affected vehicle identification numbers (VIN).

All vehicles impacted by the recall were sold between September 4, 2007 and March 28, 2012, and, at the time of publication, no seat failures have been reported.

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