Illustrative photo | source Mazda
Published on 11 June 2020
1. Due to inappropriate software of the powertrain control module (PCM), the automatic idling restart (IR) may fail to restart the engine after idle stopping (i-stop), causing it to stall and increasing the risk of an accident;
2. Due to inappropriate software, the powertrain control module (PCM) may incorrectly judge the half clutch condition as a clutch disengaged condition and lower the engine torque to reduce the engine speed to idling condition.
This can cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of an accident.
The Mazda 3 models affected by this recall were manufactured from 7 November 2018 to 5 September 2019 (Mazda 3 with M Hybrid and Manual Transmission), From 8 November 2018 to 3 July 2019 (Mazda 3 with M Hybrid).
Model series BP equipped with Mazda M Hybrid and automatic idling restart (IR) system.
Mazda recall code: 20SMD-006
Source: Rapex Alert 23/2020 A12/00823/20
Is my car affected?
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Mazda dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.
How to contact your dealer
If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.
Check the vehicle
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX
UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.