Pilkington North America Announces Recall for Replacement Windshields

Pilkington North America Announces Recall for Replacement Windshields
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January 29, 2016

A manufacturer is issuing a recall for aftermarket, replacement windshields.

Pilkington North America is recalling replacement windshields used in Mazda CX-5 vehicles that are equipped with the Smart City Brake Support system. The affected windshields have a bracket mounted on the inside to hold a laser sensor device for the brake support system. These brackets were improperly affixed with only tape instead of tape and urethane.

If the bracket loosens or detaches from the windshield, the safety features of the Smart City Brake Support system may be disabled increasing the risk of a crash.

Pilkington believes that about 300 model FW04026 GTY windshields are impacted.

Pilkington will contact the wholesalers and retailers that purchased the windshields to try to identify the affected customers. The affected windshields will be replaced, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin on February 12, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Pilkington at (844) 278-7230.