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Mazda CX-5 Replacement Windshields Recalled

January 29, 2016

Photo of Mazda CX-5 SUV courtesy of Mazda.
Photo of Mazda CX-5 SUV courtesy of Mazda.

Pilkington North America is recalling 305 replacement windshields installed in Mazda CX-5 SUVs equipped with the Smart City Brake Support system, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

These windshields (model FW04026 GTY) have a bracket mounted on the inside to hold a laser sensor or LIDAR device for the Smart City Brake Support system. But the brackets might loosen because they were improperly affixed with tape only, instead of tape and urethane, according to NHTSA.

The windshields at issue were manufactured in 2015, from Nov. 23 to Dec. 16.

“If the bracket loosens or detaches from the windshield, the safety features of the Smart City Brake Support system may be disabled and therefore increase the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said.

Pilkington will contact the wholesalers and retailers that purchased the windshields to try to identify the affected vehicle owners, NHTSA said. The windshields will be replaced, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin on Feb. 12.

Vehicle owners can reach Pilkington at (844) 278-7230.

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