Mazda Australia has issued a recall for 35,476 diesel versions of its Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and CX-5 model lines over concerns build-up of carbon deposits could cause premature wear of certain engine components.
According to the Japanese brand, "The affected vehicles may accumulate carbon deposits in the intake shutter valve".
If the condition occurs, the following issues may be presented:
- A gradual drop of engine power
- Multiple warning lights to display on the driver's dashboard
- A gradual increase in vehicle stopping distance
- Potential engine stall with no restart
- Smoke may emit from the engine compartment
Mazda says all of the above symptoms pose a hazard or accident risk to the vehicle's occupants and other road users.
Affected vehicles were available for sale between 26 January 2012 and 10 August 2018. In terms of model years by model line, the Mazda 3 diesel falls between MY14 and MY16, the Mazda 6 diesel between MY12 and MY18, and the CX-5 diesel between MY12 and MY18.
There are a total of 35,476 vehicles affected across all three model lines – a VIN list is available here.
Owners of the recalled models will be contacted by Mazda Australia, and instructed to schedule an appointment with their preferred dealer for repairs once parts become available. A software update to the ECU will also be completed – all free of charge.
For more information, contact 1800 034 411. You can also view the original recall notice here.