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2017 MAZDA CX-5 RECALL (TRAILER HITCHES)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2017
Model: CX-5
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V744000
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 1,076
Owner Notified Date: 01/22/2018
Report Received Date: 11/21/2017
Record Creation Date: 11/27/2017

2017 Mazda CX-5 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2017 CX-5 vehicles equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. This harness may be routed such that there is insufficient clearance between the harness and the exhaust muffler, allowing the wiring harness to contact the muffler.

2017 Mazda CX-5 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

Contact with the muffler may damage the trailer wiring harness, potentially resulting in the trailer lighting being inoperative, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

2017 Mazda CX-5 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the trailer hitch harness away from the muffler, replacing the harness if it is damaged, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 20, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1617K.
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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