Mazda Recalling Nearly 58,000 Mazda6 Vehicles to Repair Wiring Issue

Debris from welding during manufacturing may damage the occupant classification system (OCS) wiring

Mazda Recalling Nearly 58,000 Mazda6 Vehicles to Repair Wiring Issue
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September 22, 2017

Mazda is recalling nearly 58,000 model year 2015-2016 Mazda6 vehicles.

What's the problem?

Debris from the welding process during manufacturing of the vehicle's front passenger seat frame may damage the occupant classification system (OCS) wiring.

If the wiring becomes damaged, there may be a loss of power steering assist and the deactivation of the passenger air bag, increasing the risk of a crash and the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Next Steps

Mazda will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning in late September 2017. Mazda dealers will then attach a protective pad on the seat frame. If the OCS harness is damaged, insulating tape will be applied to the harness. These repairs will be performed free of charge to vehicle owners.

For further details on this recall, contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500.

Mazda's reference number for this recall is 1517H.