The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Mazda6 Recalled for Power Steering, Air Bags

September 25, 2017

Photo of Mazda6 sedan courtesy of Mazda.
Photo of Mazda6 sedan courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda is recalling 57,878 2015- and 2016-model year Mazda6 sedans in the U.S. because a problem with the occupant classification system wiring might lead to a loss of power steering assist or the deactivation of the front passenger air bag.

The problem stems from welding debris created during the manufacture of the front passenger seat frame. This debris can damage the occupant classification system (OCS) wiring, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

To resolve the issue, Mazda dealers will attach a protective pad on the seat frame. If the OCS harness is damaged, insulating tape will be applied to the harness. These repairs will be performed free of charge, NHTSA said.

The recall is expected to begin Sept. 29. Vehicle owners can reach Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1517H.

Twitter Facebook Google+


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.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

During her 18-year career with PHH, Patsy Mance worked in a variety of positions at the Hunt Valley, Md., headquarters office until 1974, when she was promoted to account executive and assigned to a field position in New York City.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher