Mazda—Mazda6 (GH1051) Vehicles

Identifying features

This recall includes Mazda6 (GH1051) vehicles within the ranges listed below (inclusive):

VIN range: JM0GH105100100948 to JM0GH105100105500

Campaign number: R201101
Target number: 1,821

What are the defects?

It is possible that one of the circlips that retain the piston pins within the pistons has been incorrectly installed.

What are the hazards?

If the clips fail during use, this may result in the piston pin sliding out of position and contacting the cylinder wall. The resultant damage could cause the engine to stall (if this should occur, the engine will not restart).

In a worst case scenario, engine parts (conrods) may crack the oil pan on the bottom of the engine or the cylinder block, causing oil to leak.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail.

Owners are advised to contact an authorised Mazda Dealer for replacement of the piston and connecting rod assemblies with revised ones.

Supplier
Mazda Australia Pty Limited
Where the product was sold
Nationally

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Product category