Mazda Australia issues recall on popular car models

Mazda Australia has issued a major recall for its CX-9 and 2 models over safety fears.

It’s understood at least 1,677 vehicles have been affected in total.

Anyone who drives a 2017 model-year CX-9 is being warned a wiring issue could cause “communication errors” between the vehicle’s control modules.


“The vehicle’s wiring harness connectors may have a weak retention force, which may cause communication errors between the vehicle control modules,” the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website says.

According to the recall notice, the below events may occur if the vehicle control modules miscommunicate:

– False warnings may be displayed on the instrument cluster
– The turn signals (indicators) may not operate as intended
– The engine may not be able to be restarted, and/or
– The front passenger airbag may not deploy as intended in the event of an accident.

The affected 2017 model-year CX-9 vehicles were available for sale between 16 October 2017 – 6 February 2019.

Almost 400 2018 model-year Mazda 2 vehicles are also being recalled around the country, over fears an issue with the fuel tank could cause a leak.

“The vehicle’s fuel tank may exceed the specified manufacturing dimensions and place additional strain on the fuel tank retaining strap, which may weaken or potentially break,” the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website says.

“If the fuel tank retaining strap weakens or breaks, the fuel tank may move out of position, potentially causing fuel to leak from the vehicle. A fuel leak could result in a fire or serious injury to the driver and other road users.”

Owners of the recalled models will be contacted by Mazda Australia, and advised to present their vehicle to their preferred dealer for inspection.

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