Large number of Mazda cars recalled over tailgate strut fault

ACCC oversees recall of Mazda models manufactured between 2008 and 2016…

A recall of four Mazda models sold in Australia over the past eight years has been initiated after it was found the vehicles could have a potentially dangerous tailgate issue.

The recall affects Mazda3 hatch, Mazda6 hatch and wagon and the CX-3 and CX-5 SUV models.

Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), all the affected Mazda vehicles were sold in Australia between the 25th of January 2008 and the 1st of March 2016.

The ACCC recall notice advising that on the affected vehicles, an inappropriate type of paint has been used on the end-cap of the external body of the Liftgate Stay Dampers (struts).

In regions where exposure to salt occurs, surface corrosion may result.

Large number of Mazda cars recalled over tailgate strut fault
The ACCC-supplied diagram outlining the issue.

If the corrosion is not addressed and progresses, the external body may swell and the end-cap may split and break as the Rear Liftgate (tailgate) is opened.

What are the hazards?

In the worst case scenario, people nearby may be at risk of injury from components dislodged by the pressurised gas contained in the Liftgate Stay Damper (strut).

Mazda Australia will contact all affected owners by mail as soon as parts become available and repairs will be carried out at Mazda dealerships free of charge.

Further info is available from Mazda Customer Support on 1800 034 411.

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