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Australia: New Mazda6 recall

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Australia: New Mazda6 recall

Another recall is affecting the Mazda6, the second one this year, as a total of 9,000 units will be taken back to the dealers because of a system malfunction which may lead to the car stalling.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, a total of 9,000 units of the Mazda6 are being affected by this new recall, across the country, and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers, because of a system malfunction which is stopping the battery from charging and it can lead to the vehicle stalling.

“The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) may function incorrectly, ceasing to charge the battery. This will illuminate the ‘Charging system warning light’ and the message ‘Charging System Malfunction’ will be displayed on the instrument panel. If the driver continues to operate the vehicle in this condition, this will result in battery drain, loss of essential functions, and eventually result in the engine stalling”, says the ACCC.

Mazda says that the fault is not linked to the i-ELOOP system found on all Mazda6 models, which is using a capacitor to store braking energy to power the electric system. All units of the Mazda6, sold since November 2012 and to this present day, are being recalled in Australia. The necessary repairs / replacements will be made free of charge and the recall is expected to begin soon. Owners of this model can contact Mazda at 1-800-034-411 for further questions.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - filed under Mazda, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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