WASHINGTON — Mazda North American Operations is recalling about 575,381 vehicles in the U.S., including the 2016 Mazda CX-3 SUV, because the rear hatch may drop suddenly and cause injuries.
Mazda said insufficient corrosion protective coating was applied to the ends of the external cylinders on the rear hatch/liftgate gas-stay dampers.
"If water containing road salt enters, it can cause corrosion," Mazda said in a statement. "Over time, increased corrosion may eventually cause it to break as the rear hatch or liftgate is opened.
"The rear hatch or liftgate may drop suddenly and/or the broken parts may hit the customer, causing injury."
There are no reports of accidents or injuries linked to the recall.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should wait for their official recall notification and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer.