Monday, September 19, 2016

ITS RECALL MONDAYS: HYUNDAI AND MAZDA ARE IN THE HOT SEAT



1. MANUFACTURER: Mazda North American Operations
NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 41,000
SUMMARY:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured November 18, 2008, to June 8, 2013, 2012-2015 Mazda5 vehicles manufactured October 26, 2010, to June 22, 2015, 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 26, 2015, and 2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured December 15, 2011, to December 26, 2015. On the affected vehicles, the lift gate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the lift gate to drop unexpectedly.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the lift gate falls unexpectedly, it may hit the user, increasing their risk of injury.
REMEDY:
Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. Mazda will send interim notifications to owners beginning November 1, 2016 and will mail a second notice when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H.



2. MANUFACTURER: Hyundai Motor America
     
SUMMARY:

Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2016 Tucson vehicles manufactured May 20, 2015 through May 31, 2016 and equipped with a 7-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission. Certain driving conditions and high temperatures may cause the vehicle to not move if the accelerator pedal is pressed and released repeatedly.
CONSEQUENCE:
Inability to move the vehicle while in traffic may increase the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the Transmission Control Module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 28, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 149.

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