Mazda CX-9 Recall 10V051000
Heated Seat Circuit May Overheat and Burn
Heating & Air Conditioning, March 9, 2010
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The heated seats are made up of wiring, switches, and the element, which is the part that gets hot in order to heat the seat. Mazda has found that there is a possibility for the seat heater circuit to overheat and cause damage to the seat cushion and a risk of fire.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any problems are noted with the seat heaters. Please contact your Mazda dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The heated seat elements may overheat, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will install an additional ground harness on the seat heater control system. If any damage has already occurred, those parts will be replaced or repaired, too. This recall began on March 9, 2010. The Mazda recall n umber is 5810B.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2010
Manufacturer's Report Date: March 9, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V051000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12,300
Summary: MAZDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CX-9 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRICALLY HEATED FRONT SEATS. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY UNDER EXTREMELY COLD CONDITIONS FOR THE SEAT HEATER CONTROL CIRCUIT TO OVERHEAT AND FAIL DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ELECTRICAL GROUNDING.
Consequence: THIS MAY CAUSE BURN DAMAGE OF THE SEAT CUSHION SURFACE, OR A RISK OF SMOKE/FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL GROUND HARNESS ON THE SEAT HEATER CONTROL SYSTEM. THE SEAT HEATER CONTROL CIRCUIT WILL BE REPLACED IF NECESSARY AND/OR THE SEAT WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 9, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
Notes: MAZDA RECALL NO. 5810B.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration