Not all recalls are the same, as many deal with issues that may actually expose drivers and passengers to major risks. Mazda issued a recall recently that is particularly concerning as it deals with problems that may lead to injuries.
According to the official announcement, about 7,800 units of the 2018 Maxda CX-9 SUVs maycome with wiring harness that could disrupt electrical communications while the vehicle is in use. In this case, the system may disable the frontal passenger air bag. In the case of an accident, the passenger may end up suffering serious and potentially deadly injuries.
The company stated that the issue may also lead to a turn signal failure or an engine starting issue. In either case, accidents are possible.
The firm is contacting impacted vehicle owners no later than July 29. Once you learn that your vehicle has this issue, the company will ask you to schedule a visit to a dealer, where the staff will repair the wiring harnesses for free.
If you believe you own one of the recalled vehicles and Mazda doesn’t contact you, you can reach out to the firm directly via the number 800-222-5500. Make sure to ask all your questions so that you know how this recall impacts you and your loved ones.
In the case that you or a loved one experiences an accident involving the recalled vehicle, report the occurrence to both Mazda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Do not ignore this recall and follow the company’s instructions to avoid accidents.
To prevent issues associated with other types of recall, keep an eye out for open recalls by visiting the NHTSA website and by reading our blog.
In order to make sure your vehicle is safe, never ignore a recall campaign.
For more details on this recall, follow this link.