Lift Gate Corrosion Issue Prompts Mazda to Recall Multiple Vehicles
the lift gate support struts may corrode
Mazda North American Operations is recalling more than 580,000 model year 2010-2013 Mazda3, Mazdaspeed3, 2012-2015 Mazda5, 2016 CX-3, and 2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles. 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.
If the lift gate falls unexpectedly, it may hit the user, increasing their risk of injury.
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.
For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact owners may contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H.