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Mazda Recalls 35,000 Mazda3 Vehicles Due to Brake Defect

Mazda is recalling over 35,000 of its 2019 and 2020 Mazda3 vehicles for a defect in the automatic emergency braking systems. According to the notice, these systems unexpectedly engage and create a hazard for drivers while on the road.

Mazda says this defect has not resulted in any “accidents resulting in death or injury nor any fires related to this recall.” Consumer Reports, however, found that evidence of at least one injury and one accident caused by the defect in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) complaint database.

Mazda has set that it intends to update the system’s software. Dealers will do so free of charge. Owners will be notified about the recall by mail no later than February 17. Consumers can direct questions and concerns to Mazda customer service line at (800) 222-5500.

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