No one likes a product recall, but in the case of automobiles, wouldn’t you rather give the product back than to face a potential crash due to a part malfunctioning while you are driving? Well, that’s what Mazda Motors Corporation is banking on as the company has recalled over 300,000 Mazda3 and Mazda5 units.
Mazda is recalling the vehicles due to some vehicles experiencing a sudden loss of power-steering assist. The recall will effect 215,000 vehicles in the U.S. and 100,000 in Canada.
The company emphasized it has not received any reports of crashes or injuries tied to the problem.
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If you are an owner of a Mazda3 or Mazda5 built between 2007 and 2009 then take your Mazda to the nearest dealer to be recalled. Or you can call Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500.
The Mazda3 is available as a sedan and a hatchback. Furthermore, the sedan is broken down into 5 trims, three of them are i trims (i SV, i Sport and i Touring) and two are s trims; the hatchback is only available in s trims. The official notice doesn’t say whether the recall affects particular trims or models.
Mazda5 is Mazda’s hybrid minivan.