Mazda Recalling More Than 173,000 Mazda2, Mazda3, and Mazdaspeed3 Vehicles
The seat height adjustment lifter links on the affected vehicles may break or detach from the seat frame and the seat angle may incline
Mazda North American Operations is recalling an estimated 173,859 model year 2011 Mazda2 and 2010-2011 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles.
On the affected vehicles, the seat height adjustment lifter links may break or detach from the seat frame and the seat angle may incline causing the driver to not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position.
If the driver cannot maintain an appropriate driving position, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat lifter links on the affected vehicles and install a reinforcement bracket to the lifter links, or replace the entire seat adjuster unit, free of charge.
This recall is expected to begin on March 31, 2017. Vehicle owners with questions can contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500.
Mazda's reference number for this recall is 0917B.