Mazda North American Operations is recalling 580,455 model year 2010-2013 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured November 18, 2008, to June 8, 2013; 2012-2015 Mazda5 vehicles manufactured October 26, 2010, to June 22, 2015; 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 26, 2015; and 2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured December 15, 2011, to December 26, 2015.
The lift gate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the lift gate to drop unexpectedly.
If the lift gate falls unexpectedly, it may hit the user, increasing the risk of injury.
What to do
Mazda dealers will replace both lift gate supports, free of charge; however parts are not currently available. Mazda will send interim notifications to owners beginning November 1, 2016 and will mail a second notice when remedy parts are available.
Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H.