MAZDA MAZDA3 2010: SEATS

Make : MAZDA Model : MAZDA3 Year : 2010
Build Dates : 2008-10-07 - 2010-09-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V082000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-04-07 Date Received by ODI: 2017-02-09 Date Added to Database: 2017-02-10
Manufacturers Involved: Mazda Motor Corp.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 0917B
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 173859
Summary:
      Mazda North American Operations "Mazda" is recalling certain 2011 Mazda2 and 2010-2011 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles equipped with a manual seat lifter. In the affected vehicles, the seat height adjustment lifter links may break or detach from the seat frame and the seat angle may incline causing the driver to not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position.
Consequence:
      If the driver cannot maintain an appropriate driving position, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat lifter links and install a reinforcement bracket to the lifter links, or replace the entire seat adjuster unit, free of charge. Notices informing owners of the safety risk began being mailed on April 7, 2017. Remedy parts for all affected models are not currently available. Owners will receive a notice to take their vehicles to a dealer for repair as parts are available. Remedy parts for all vehicles are expected to be available in June 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0917B.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.