An ‘incident’ in Australia prompted the move by the Japanese company. 502 cars in the UK are affected – part of 15,000 cars globally – and specifically all diesel model Mazda 6s and 165ps Sport petrol models.
Car Dealer was made aware of the news by a reader who tweeted us. According to a release from Mazda, ‘the recall will eliminate a potential fault with a component in the DC/DC convertor’.
A faulty component ‘may cause overheating of the unit and in a worst case scenario, a fire may result’.
Mazda adds the fault is ‘very small’ and the recall is ‘a precautionary measure’.
A Mazda spokesperson told Car Dealer: ‘We are phoning every owner of the all-new Mazda6 to replace the faulty part. It only takes 45 minutes to fix.’
The Mazda release added: ‘For all customers who are awaiting delivery of their new Mazda6 these cars will have the modification made before delivery which, in the short term, may result in a slight delay. All customers will be contacted by their dealer to update on the expected delivery date.’
For more information, owners are being directed to Mazda’s customer services department on: 0845 600 4234.