STATEMENT ON RECALL OF MY 2017 CX-5 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH GENUINE MAZDA ACCESSORY TRAILER HITCH HARNESS
November 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 28, 2017) – Mazda North American Operations filed a Part 573 with NHTSA regarding a safety concern with certain Model Year 2017 CX-5 Vehicles. On 2017 MY CX-5 vehicles with a genuine Mazda accessory trailer hitch harness installed, due to inappropriate routing of the harness, there may be insufficient clearance between the harness and main exhaust silencer. If the exhaust silencer makes contact with the harness while driving, harness damage may eventually occur causing the harness wires to become short-circuited.
If connecting a trailer harness to the vehicle in this condition, the trailer’s tail lamps and/or turn signals will become inoperative. Therefore, other drivers may not be able to see the driver’s intention to slow down, turn, or change lanes. The lighting and indicator equipment on the vehicle itself are not affected by this condition.
Approximately 1,076 vehicles are affected.
There have been no injuries reported.
STATEMENT ON RECALL OF 2018 MAZDA3 EXHAUST VALVE SPRING CONCERN
November 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 28, 2017) – Mazda North American Operations filed a Part 573 with NHTSA regarding a safety concern with certain Model Year 2018 Mazda3 vehicles. In certain vehicles, an incorrect exhaust valve spring may have been installed in the cylinder head of the engine. Continuous use in this condition may lead to abnormal noise, vibration and MIL-illumination. In the worst case, the exhaust valve spring may break, resulting in engine stall and the vehicle cannot be restarted.
Approximately 144 vehicles are affected.
There have been no reports of loss of control, accidents, or injuries related to this condition.
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V745000
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected 144
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2018 Mazda3 vehicles, equipped with an incorrect exhaust valve spring. The incorrect exhaust valve spring may fail while driving, potentially causing an engine stall.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engines and replace any incorrect exhaust valve springs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 20, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda’s number for this recall is 1717K.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.