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Mazda Recalling 103,300 Cars

June 22, 2011

WASHINGTON - Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling 103,300 model-year 2008-2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles in the U.S. because of a potential problem with the windshield wiper motor.

The ground terminal of the windshield wiper motor may have been inadvertently bent during assembly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If this condition exists, over time the electrical resistance of the motor circuit may increase up to a point that results in windshield wiper failure. This poses a safety risk.

To resolve the problem, dealers will install an additional ground harness on the wiper motor. There will be no charge for this service.

The recall is expected to get under way in mid-July. Vehicles covered by the recall were manufactured from Jan. 7, 2008 through Nov. 28, 2008.

Vehicle owners can reach Mazda at (800) 222-5500.

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