Mazda is recalling approximately 6,648 model-year 2020-2021 CX-9 vehicles equipped with 60/40 split-bench second-row seats. The left side second-row seat may unexpectedly slide forward during a crash, possibly transferring excessive force onto a belted occupant, increasing the risk of injury.

Mazda expected to send owner notification letters on Nov. 26. 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 resolve the issue, dealers will replace the internal parts of the affected second-row seats.

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.