Mazda North American Operations is recalling 9,430 model year 2019 Mazda3s.
The seat cover material on both front seats may interfere with the head restraint lock release button, causing it to stick in the release position and not allow the head restraint to lock into place.
Loose head restraints may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
What to do
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will install spacers at the bottom of the lock release buttons on both front seat head restraints free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin September 3, 2019.
Owners may contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500, option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 3819F.