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2016 MAZDA MAZDA6 RECALL (STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2016
Model: MAZDA6
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V546000
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 57,878
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 08/31/2017
Record Creation Date: 09/06/2017

2016 Mazda MAZDA6 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Mazda6 vehicles. Debris from the welding process during manufacturing of the front passenger seat frame may damage the occupant classification system (OCS) wiring.

2016 Mazda MAZDA6 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the wiring becomes damaged, there may be a loss of power steering assist and the deactivation of the passenger air bag, increasing the risk of a crash and the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

2016 Mazda MAZDA6 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will attach a protective pad on the seat frame. If the OCS harness is damaged, insulating tape will be applied to the harness. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 29, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1517H.
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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