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2012 MAZDA MAZDASPEED3 RECALL (STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2012
Model: MAZDASPEED3
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V644000
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 580,455
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 09/06/2016
Record Creation Date: 09/06/2016

2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured November 18, 2008, to June 8, 2013, 2012-2015 Mazda5 vehicles manufactured October 26, 2010, to June 22, 2015, 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 26, 2015, and 2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured December 15, 2011, to December 26, 2015. On the affected vehicles, the lift gate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the lift gate to drop unexpectedly.

2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the lift gate falls unexpectedly, it may hit the user, increasing their risk of injury.

2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. 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. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H.
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.

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