According to according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Mazda is recalling more than 260,000 cars and SUVs because a software issue could cause them to stall while in motion. The recall involves the following cars: 2018 and 2019 CX-5 SUVs, 2018 and 2019 Mazda6 sedans, and 2019 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks.
The software controls the engine and if a problem occurs, the engine may not run smoothly and/or it could stall. This could cause the driver to lose control and lead to a crash, the NHTSA says. Mazda says it is unaware of any crashes related to this issue at this time.
About The Recalled Vehicles
- 262,200 Mazda cars and SUVs.
- 2018-2019 Mazda CX-5 SUVs built from Oct. 3, 2017 through Apr. 23, 2019.
- 2018-2019 Mazda6 cars built from Jan. 15, 2018 through Apr. 22, 2019.
- 2019 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks built from Sept. 25, 2018 through May 11, 2019.
Dealers will update software at no charge to owners. Mazda plans to notify owners by mail on or before Aug. 26, 2019. Owners can also contact the Mazda customer service at 800-222-5500. Mazda’s recall number for this is 3719F.
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