The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Mazda Recalls Four Models for Rear Hatch

September 09, 2016

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

Mazda is recalling 575,381 2010-2013 model-year Mazda3, 2012-2015 MY Mazda5, 2013-2016 MY CX-5, and 2016 MY CX-3 vehicles in the U.S. to address a rear hatch corrosion problem that poses a safety risk.

An insufficient level of anti-corrosion protective coating was applied to the rear hatch lift supports, Mazda explained in a released statement. Consequently, water containing road salt that enters the area can cause corrosion. Over time, worsening corrosion may eventually cause these lift supports to break when the rear hatch is opened.

This condition creates a safety issue. The rear hatch might drop suddenly, or broken parts might hit someone, Mazda said. However, the automaker noted, there have been no reports of accidents or injuries tied to the problem.

Dealers will replace the lift supports, free of charge, to fix the problem. 

Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Sponsored by

The process associated with reselling a vehicle.

Read more

Accident Costs Calculator

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH REVENUE IT TAKES TO OFFSET FLEET ACCIDENT COSTS?
Use this calculator to see how much extra sales revenue your company needs to generate to make up for the profits lost as a result of fleet accidents.
Launch Accident Cost Calculator 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher