toMazda Motor Corp announced that it was going to recall about 460000 vehicles. Mazda recall applies to the following vehicles: MAZDA3, MAZDA6, and Mazda CX-5. The goal is to fix the problems of the diesel engines. It is essential to point out that there is no accurate Information concerning the vehicles’ location. However, the auto manufacturer informs that Mazda recall refers to the vehicles that were built between 2008 and 2017.
What is the reason behind the Mazda recall?
Mazda Japan informs that the MAZDA3, MAZDA6 and Mazda CX-5 vehicles have issues in the fuel systems of the diesel engines. This problem may become the reason of fuel leaks, as well as stalling engines. Furthermore, according to the information that Mazda provided, fastening force of the injector mounting nut has defects. As a consequence, it may lead to great pressure on the injector gasket. Sadly, if this happens, the gas will probably blow through the cylinder head. As a result, the oil may get carbonized and can end up clogging the oil strainer.
In addition to that, Mazda states that other complications are also possible. In this case, it is worth to refer to voltage changes that may occur in the injector control circuit. It may lead to short circuits and blown fuses, which can cause a stalled engine.
The company says that dealers are going to ensure that the injector mounting nuts are tight. They also have the responsibility of checking the hydraulic pressure. In case dealers notice problems with pressure, they will replace the fuel return hoses. It is also true that Mazda points out that there are no injuries or deaths because of these defects.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) didn’t make any announcement whether the Mazda recall refers to vehicle owners in the U.S.
What should you do when you get a recall notice?
Usually, car manufacturers make considerable efforts to produce safe vehicles. However, sometimes they fail to achieve this goal. That’s why certain vehicles come with substantial defects. In other words, driving such vehicles means taking a serious risk, as they endanger consumers’ lives. So, the main goal of a safety recall is to repair the defective car. Automakers do this free of charge. You don’t have to spend your financial means to repair a faulty car. Generally speaking, whenever you get a recall notice, you should explore it thoroughly. Pay attention to the date that vehicle owners can take their cars in for the recall repair. Usually, recalls are performed at the dealership. Your next step should be turning to the nearest dealership. You can find the nearest dealerships’ contact information in the recall notice.