One of the most popular brands in the automotive industry has made a major announcement. Mazda is confirming they are recalling 58,000 vehicles.
The company made the announcement after a safety hazard was discovered on previous models. The recall affects cares from 2015-2016 that are the Mazda 6 model.
According to the report, the recall is due to a short circuit that can cause the air bags to be deactivated and power-assist steering lost. At this time, no deaths have been reported from the mistake.
“The action comes about 21 months after Mazda first learned of a problem. It got that report on Dec. 1, 2015. Within eight days it had made a change on the assembly line to install a pad on new models to protect the wiring,” according to Forbes.
Some people were upset that it took the automotive maker so long to inform customers. Mazda is also saying that they have linked the error to a “weld splatter” in the car that rubs up against a wiring harness.
Mazda watched the problem before issuing the recall. They said the issue was a low safety risk problem.
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