2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Structure Body Hatchback Liftgate Recall

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Structure Body Hatchback Liftgate Recall

 NHTSA Recall #122805
NHTSA Compaign #16V644000
MFG Compaign #9916H
 ManufacturerMazda North American Operations
 SupplierMAZDA
 BrandMAZDA
 ModelMAZDA3
 Model Year2012
 ComponentSTRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE
 Date of notification08/03/17
 Begin date of manufacuring18/11/08
 End date of manufacturing08/06/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received06/09/16
 Report created06/09/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units580455
 Defect summaryMazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 mazda3 and mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured november 18, 2008, to june 8, 2013, 2012-2015 mazda5 vehicles manufactured october 26, 2010, to june 22, 2015, 2016 cx-3 vehicles manufactured june 1, 2015, to december 26, 2015, and 2013-2016 cx-5 vehicles manufactured december 15, 2011, to december 26, 2015. On the affected vehicles, the lift gate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the lift gate to drop unexpectedly.
 Consequence summaryIf the lift gate falls unexpectedly, it may hit the user, increasing their risk of injury.
 Corrective actionMazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. The recall began april 2017. Owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916h.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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