The ACCC is urging consumers to respond to Mazda Australia’s 9 October 2019 voluntary safety recall of Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 vehicles, as there is a serious safety issue which can result in injury or death.
The recall includes the following diesel car models:
- Mazda3 (BM) (manufactured 2014 to 2016)
- Mazda6 (GJ, GL) (manufactured 2012 to 2018)
- Mazda CX-5 (KE, KF) (manufactured 2012 to 2018)
Mazda Australia Pty Ltd announced this recall due to serious safety concerns identified in over 34,000 of these vehicles.
The affected Mazda vehicles have an issue with accumulation of carbon deposits in the engine’s intake shutter valve and may experience premature wear of some engine parts.
This defect can affect engine performance and cause problems with control of the vehicle. Loss of engine power and control of the vehicle, particularly in high speed situations, can lead to dangerous collisions resulting in serious injury or death.
Please see the recall notice for further information on the cars affected, the defects and hazards, and what consumers should do.
From 28 February 2020, Mazda Australia began writing to all affected owners to alert them to the recall and arrange a time to book their vehicle in for repairs. Consumers who believe that their car is affected or require further information should contact Mazda Customer Support on 1800 034 411.