Mazda is facing its second major recall this year. This time the recall centers on certain 2015-2016 Mazda6 vehicles for a wiring malfunction.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states in a recall notice, “Debris from the welding process during manufacturing of the front passenger seat frame may damage the occupant classification system (OCS) wiring.” The damaged wiring could cause a loss of power steering assist and deactivate the passenger airbag.
The issue is estimated to affect almost 58,000 vehicles on the roadways. Mazda will notify owners potentially affected by the defect and authorized dealers will attach a “protective pad” on the seat frame and apply isolating tap to the OCS harness if it has been damaged free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Sept. 29, 2017.
For more information, consumers can contact Mazda at 800-222-5500. To determine if your vehicle was affected, visit mazdausa.com and search using your 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) located on the bottom edge of the windshield on the driver’s side.