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Mazda recalls model year 2016-2019 Miatas

Transmission software may cause an abrupt downshift

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Mazda North American Operations is recalling 14,370 model year 2016-2019 Miatas with automatic transmissions.

Due to incorrect programming of the Transmission Control Module (TCM), certain conditions may cause the vehicle to downshift unexpectedly and decelerate abruptly. This could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the TCM with corrected software free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 29, 2019.

Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 3019A.

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