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2018 MAZDA MAZDA3 RECALL (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2018
Model: MAZDA3
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V745000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 144
Owner Notified Date: 01/22/2018
Report Received Date: 11/21/2017
Record Creation Date: 11/27/2017

2018 Mazda MAZDA3 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2018 Mazda3 vehicles, equipped with an incorrect exhaust valve spring. The incorrect exhaust valve spring may fail while driving, potentially causing an engine stall.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engines and replace any incorrect exhaust valve springs, 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 1717K.
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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