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Recall 13V425000

Door May Open Unexpectedly

Body, Interior & Misc., September 24, 2013
Affected Cars

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The door latch mounting screws can loosen, as a result one or both doors could open unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

Mazda will notify owners beginning October 18, 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Mazda recall number is 7013I.

Summary:

Three screws attach each door latch, over time these screws can loosen. If the latch screws loosen excessively the door latch may not engage correctly, the door could open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk personal injury or an accident. Dealers will add a thread locking compound and re-torque the latch mounting bolts to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: September 24, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V425000

NHTSA Action Number: PE13015

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 161,400

Summary: Mazda is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured February 4, 2008, through August 24, 2012. The door latch mounting screws may become loose.

Consequence: If all three door latch mounting screws become excessively loose the door latch mechanism would not engage and the door might open while the vehicle is in motion increasing the risk of accident or injury.

Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will apply a thread locking adhesive to the door screws and retorque them, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by October 18, 2013. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's recall number is 7013I.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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