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Worldwide recall of Mazda cars due to defect

Posted on September 25, 2016 5:50 pm under Automotive Defects

The Japanese automaker Mazda is recalling 2.2 million of their cars and SUVs sold across the world due to a defect that the hatches in the back could fall off and hurt people.

Recall Description: Specific Mazda 3 compact cars manufactured from 2010 to 2013, specific Mazda 5 vans manufactured from 2012 to 2015, as well as SUV models including the CX-5 from 2013 to 2016 and the CX-3 from 2016. In total, nearly 800,000 vehicles have been affected by the recall.

Defect Issue: Corrosion protection on the hatch lift ended up being inadequate, meaning that the elements are more likely to break down the supports and cause them to break.

There have been no reported incidents so far and customers with the affected cars should bring them into a local Mazda dealership to replace the supports. Notification for available parts will be sent directly to each customer.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car defect like this one, you may be able to pursue compensation from the manufacturer for your losses. Contact an attorney with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.