Mazda Australia issues massive recall on popular car models

MAZDA Australia has issued a massive recall on more than 35,000 vehicles over a number of issues which could potentially cause engine failure.

It’s understood diesel engine Mazda 6, 3 and CX-5 models sold between 2012 – 2018 have been recalled.

“The affected vehicles may accumulate carbon deposits in the intake shutter valve, in addition to premature wear of certain engine components,” the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said.


According to the recall notice, the below events may occur:

– A gradual drop of engine power.
– Multiple warning lights to display on the driver’s dashboard.
– A gradual increase in vehicle stopping distance.
– Potential engine stall with no re-start.
– Smoke may emit from the engine compartment.

“If any of the above symptoms occur, there is an increased risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users,” the ACCC warned.

Owners of the recalled models will be contacted by Mazda Australia, and advised to arrange a time to book their vehicle in for repairs, once the parts become available.

“Owners will be advised to present their vehicles to have the affected components inspected and repaired, where required, and also complete a software update to the Engine Control Module, at no charge.”

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