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Recall 17V546000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Deactivates And Power Steering Assist Is Lost

Recall Details

The wiring in the passenger seat may become damaged on the front passenger seat frame due to debris from the welding process during manufacturing causing sharp edges. This could deactivate operation of the passenger frontal air bag and disrupt power steering assist. Dealers will attach a protective pad on the passenger front seat frame free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag could become inactive and power steering assist may fail due to wiring in the front passenger seat frame becoming damaged. This would increase risk of an accident and injury in the event of an accident.

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 September, 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 1517H.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., August 31, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 31, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
57,878
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V546000
Component
SEATS

Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Mazda6 vehicles. Debris from the welding process during manufacturing of the front passenger seat frame may damage the occupant classification system (OCS) wiring.
Consequence
If 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.
Remedy
Mazda 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 is expected to begin September 29, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1517H.
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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