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.
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.