At the beginning of September, news broke regarding Mazda recalling 2.3 million vehicles. The recall is worldwide and involves two separate issues. One of the issues involves Mazdas with diesel engines, and the other has to do with vehicles with potentially dangerous rear gates. The problem is the damper stays on the gates, corroding and breaking them if they’re exposed to salt. The diesel recall involves an unexplained issue with the computers that control the engines in those vehicles. The models in the recall are the Mazda 3 and the Mazda CX-3 SUV.
Why You Should Always Take an Auto Recall Seriously
While not every auto recall is as serious as the next, each should be taken seriously by everyone involved. Recalls should be repaired by the dealer or car manufacturer for free. Yes, some of these recalls can be issued simply because a safety sticker is out of place. However, you don’t know the magnitude of the recall right away. Maybe if a technician doesn’t see that sticker while working on your car, it could lead to them failing to perform an important repair correctly, which could put you and your family at risk unnecessarily.
In addition, many recalls are extremely serious, such as the Takata airbag recall, which involves airbags exploding and shooting metal fragments at vehicle occupants. Bottom line, when you find out that your car or an auto part on your vehicle has been recalled, either through the news or when your car’s manufacturer contacts you via a call, letter or email, you need to get the issue fixed as soon as possible.
If you have questions about what you should do if your car or truck is recalled, visit our Auto Defects page for more information about defective automobiles.