2016 Mazda CX-3 Among Vehicles Included in Rear-Hatch Recall | Edmunds

2016 Mazda CX-3 Among Vehicles Included in Rear-Hatch Recall

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.

Other vehicles included in the recall are the 2013-'16 Mazda CX-5, 2012-'15 Mazda 5 and 2010-'13 Mazda 3.

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.

Mazda dealers will replace the lift supports. A date has not been specified for the recall. Owners can contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should wait for their official recall notification and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer.

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