Mazda recalls 15,000 Mazda 6s due to potential fire risk

Time 12:49 pm, March 26, 2013

mazda6MAZDA is recalling 502 Mazda 6s in the UK due to a potential fire risk.

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.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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