Mazda has announced a recall on approximately 7,800 model-year 2018 CX-9 SUVs due to issues with the wiring harness. The wiring harness may disrupt electrical communications and disable the passenger frontal airbag, turn signals, and engine starting system. As a result, the passenger frontal airbag may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Inoperable turn signals would prevent the driver from signaling to other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.
Mazda will begin notifying owners no later than July 29. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-5500 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will repair the wiring harnesses.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.