Two Mazda recalls; Skoda Fabia with defective backrest (week 6/22)

This week recalls:
– Mazda – airbag, warning lights
– Škoda Fabia – backrest
– Fiat Ducato – side-marker lights
– Renault Zoe – battery

Five recalls for five models of four brands were announced via Rapex in the 6th week of 2022.

Two recalls have been announced by Mazda, while Fiat, Renault and Skoda have one recall each – see table at the end of the article.

Due to an incorrectly configured passenger airbag deactivation switch, the Japanese carmaker is recalling more than 160,000 Mazda 5s. In the event of a side-impact collision, the airbag may not activate on cars that rolled off the production line between February 2005 and September 2010. Mazda’s second recall affects CX-5 SUVs manufactured between May 2018 and September 2020. The warning lights may malfunction due to an improperly routed wiring harness.

The right rear seatback is improperly welded in more than 1,000 Skoda Fabias manufactured from late February through mid-March 2021. In the event of an accident, the seat occupant may not be appropriately restrained and could be injured. In total, 1,178 cars are affected by the recall, as a spokesman for Skoda Auto confirmed to us in an article, Skoda recalls over 1,000 Fabias due to incorrectly welded backrests.

Renault is recalling the Zoe electric car in two phases. The battery can stop working properly during the charging cycle or while driving, which can cause an internal short circuit and an increased risk of fire. Seven hundred thirty-three cars equipped with the BT4 XLR (Extra Long Range) battery pack built in early 2021 are recalled.

Over 5,000 2021 Fiat Ducato‘s may have non-functioning side marker lights.

Details on this week’s recalls can be found in the table below.

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Recalls announced in the 6th week of 2022

Make, Model (years) Problem
Fiat Ducato (2021) The side-marker lights may be non-functioning.
Mazda 5 (2005 – 2010) The passenger airbag deactivation switch may have been improperly configured.
Mazda CX-5 (2018 – 2020) The CX-5 Diesel has a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system.
Renault Zoe (2021) The battery may stop working properly during the charging cycle or rolling vehicle, causing an internal short circuit.
Škoda Fabia (2021) The backrest of the right rear seat is incorrectly welded.

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