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Mazda 3 (2018 – 2019)

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

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Type of alertSerious
MakeMazda
Model3
Production period7. 11. 2018 - 5. 9. 2019
RiskAccident
Type/number of model e13*2007/46*1972*1, *2, *3, *5 (Mazda 3), e13*2007/46*2041*00 , *01 (Mazda CX-30)
Country of originJapan
Alert submitted byPortugal
Products were found and measures were taken also insee the source
Measures taken by economic operatorsRecall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex2020-06-05 00:00:00

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