Mazda Australia has issued a national recall for 124,686 examples of its last-generation Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 models – which were sold between September 2007 and March 2012 – over an issue with the driver's seat that could cause it to become detached from its frame.
The seat height adjustment lifter link in affected vehicles could become cracked or the lifter link retaining nuts may become separated, which can lead to the seat rattling or producing an abnormal noise.
However, in the worst possible situation the lifter link could separate or break from the seat frame, which can lead to the driver's seat moving out of position, but no such failures have been reported locally.
Mazda3 accounted for 60,109 of the recalled vehicles, followed by the Japanese-built Mazda2 light car (38,619), Mazda6 mid-sizer (16,535) and Thai-built Mazda2 (9,423).
All affected owners will be contacted by Mazda Australia via mail to arrange the return of their vehicle to a preferred Mazda dealership for assessment and repair at no cost to the customer.
Any owners looking for more information on this recall, including a full list of affected vehicle identification numbers (VIN), can search the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Product Safety website or contact Mazda Australia directly.
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