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Recall 17V082000

Seat Back Adjustment Fails To Operate

Recall Details

The front seat height adjustment lifter links may break or detach from the seat frame, causing the seat angle to incline. Dealers will inspect the seat lifter links and install a reinforcement bracket to the lifter links free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The front driver's seat may not be able to be properly adjusted due to a failure of the seat height adjustment lifter links. The seat angle may incline, causing the driver to not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position. This would result in the increased risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mazda must be performed by a Mazda dealership. Mazda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mazda dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Mazda recall number is 09717B.

Body, Interior & Misc., February 09, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 09, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
173,859
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V082000
Component
SEATS
Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2011 Mazda2 and 2010-2011 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the seat height adjustment lifter links may break or detach from the seat frame and the seat angle may incline causing the driver to not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position.
Consequence
If the driver cannot maintain an appropriate driving position, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat lifter links and install a reinforcement bracket to the lifter links, or replace the entire seat adjuster unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0917B.
Notify
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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