Approximately 25,000 model-year 2019 Mazda3 hatchbacks and sedans are being recalled due to wheel lug nut issues. The lug nuts on all four wheels may loosen, potentially causing a wheel to detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Mazda began notifying owners on Aug 6. 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 tighten the front- and rear-wheel lug nuts to the correct specification.
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.