The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/1226/19

Product:  Passenger car

Name: 3, 6, CX-5

Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 7 November 2018 and 13 May 2019 (Mazda 3), between 26 March 2018 and 22 April 2019 (Mazda 6), between 20 June 2017 and 20 April 2019 (Mazda CX-5).

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: Mazda

Type / number of model:  Mazda 3 (BP), Mazda 6 (GL), CX-5 (KF)

Risk type: Injuries
Due to a software error, the powertrain control module (PCM) may operate improperly when transitioning from cylinder deactivation to full cylinder activation modes. As a result, an intake valve rocker arm may come out of position and make contact with internal engine parts.
This may cause the engine to stall in motion without the ability to be restarted, increasing the risk of an accident.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)

Description:  Passenger car under Mazda recall code: AK038A.

Country of origin: Japan

Alert submitted by: Romania

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands