Mazda has issued a recall for 12,300 CX-9 vehicles from the 2010 model year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This applies to vehicles equipped with heated front seats.
Under extremely cold conditions, the seat heater control circuit could overheat due to insufficient electrical grounding and burn the seat cushion’s surface. In a worst-case scenario, it could cause a fire.
Dealers will install an additional ground harness on the seat heater control system, replace the entire system or replace the seat if necessary. Whatever the fix, it will be done free of charge.
Owners may contact Mazda at 800-222-5500 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hot line at 888-327-4236.