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Mazda CX-9 Recall 10V051000

Heated Seat Circuit May Overheat and Burn

Recall Details

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.

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning, March 9, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 9, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,300
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V051000
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

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 .
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