2016 Mazda MAZDA6 Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

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2016 Mazda MAZDA6 Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #126594
NHTSA Compaign #17V546000
MFG Compaign #1517H
 ManufacturerMazda North American Operations
 Model Year2016
 Date of notification26/10/17
 Begin date of manufacuring24/11/14
 End date of manufacturing09/12/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received31/08/17
 Report created06/09/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units51943
 Defect summaryMazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain 2016 mazda6 vehicles. Debris from the welding process during manufacturing of the front passenger seat frame may damage the occupant classification system (ocs) wiring.
 Consequence summaryIf the wiring becomes damaged, there may be a loss of power steering assist and the deactivation of the passenger air bag, increasing the risk of a crash and the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
 Corrective actionMazda will notify owners, and 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. The recall began october 26, 2017. Owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1517h.
 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.
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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