Mazda Australia Pty Ltd — Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3, CX-5
What are the defects?
On the affected vehicles, an inappropriate type of paint has been used on the end-cap of the external body of the Liftgate Stay Dampers (struts). In regions where exposure to salt occurs, surface corrosion may result. If the corrosion is not addressed and progresses, the external body may swell and the end-cap may split and break as the Rear Liftgate (tailgate) is opened.
What are the hazards?
In the worst case scenario, people nearby may be at risk of injury from components dislodged by the pressurised gas contained in the Liftgate Stay Damper (strut).
What should consumers do?
Authorised Mazda Dealers
- 25 January 2008 - 1 March 2016