Vehicles Affected: Approximately 174,000 model-year 2011 Mazda2 hatchbacks, and 2010-11 Mazda3 cars and Mazdaspeed3 hatchbacks
The Problem: The seat height adjustment lifter links may break or detach from the seat frame and the seat angle may incline, causing the driver to not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the seat lifter links and install a reinforcement bracket to the lifter links, or replace the entire seat adjuster unit, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mazda will begin notifying owners on March 31. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-5500, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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