Recall Roundup: Mazda Recalls More Than One Half Million Small Cars and SUVs

Recall Roundup: Mazda Recalls More Than One Half Million Small Cars and SUVs

By Joseph Dobrian, September 19, 2016
  • 2015 Mazda 5 photo

    During the past week, three automakers issued recalls affecting a total of approximately 622,000 vehicles. The largest of these affects 580,455 Mazda vehicles, of various models, from the 2010 through 2016 model years. Hyundai Motor America and Mercedes-Benz also issued recalls. Details for each safety recall are on the pages that follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

  • 2016 Hyundai Tucson photo

    2016 Hyundai Tucson

    • Number of vehicles affected: 41,000
    • Date of manufacture: May 20, 2015 through May 31, 2016
    • Issue: Certain driving conditions and high temperatures, in relation to vehicles equipped with a 7-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission, may cause the vehicle to not move if the accelerator pedal is pressed and released repeatedly.
    • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the transmission control module software free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on October 28, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 149
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V628000
  • 2016 Mazda CX-5 photo

    2010-2013 Mazda 3, Mazdaspeed 3; 2012-2015 Mazda 5; 2016 Mazda CX-3; 2013-2016 Mazda CX-5

    • Number of vehicles affected: 580,455
    • Date of manufacture: November 18, 2008 through December 26, 2015
    • Issue: On certain model-year 2010-2013 Mazda 3 and Mazdaspeed 3; 2012-2015 Mazda5; 2016 CX-3; and 2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles, the liftgate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the liftgate to drop unexpectedly.
    • Remedy: Mazda dealers will replace both liftgate supports free of charge. However, parts are not currently available.
    • Timing: Mazda will send interim notifications to owners beginning November 1, 2016, and will mail a second notice when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 9916H
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V644000
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class photo

    2016 Mercedes-Benz C300, C300 4Matic; 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, GLC 300 4Matic

    • Number of vehicles affected: 62
    • Date of manufacture: February 8, 2016 through May 18, 2016
    • Issue: Certain 2016 GLC 300, GLC 300 4Matic, C300 Sedan, and C300 4Matic vehicles may be equipped with an electronic stability program (ESP) control unit that may have been damaged before being installed. A damaged ESP control unit may inadvertently activate the stability control, altering the vehicle's path. Additionally, the electronic parking brake may not function.
    • Remedy: Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ESP hydraulic control units free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in October 2016. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V603000
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class photo

    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 450 AMG 4Matic

    • Number of vehicles affected: 2
    • Date of manufacture: July 11, 2015 through July 15, 2015
    • Issue: The affected vehicles may be equipped with rear head restraints that may not stay locked in the upright position at very low temperatures.
    • Remedy: Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear head restraints free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in October 2016. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V602000
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