Mazda Recalls 35,000 Vehicles due to Emergency Braking Problem
More than 35,000 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks are being recalled because their automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems may unexpectedly and inadvertently engage while driving.
The vehicles subject to the recall are the 2019 and 2020 model years. At issue is the system’s software may falsely detect an object in front of the vehicle while it is in drive and automatically apply the brakes.
The problem could result in a rear-end collision if the vehicle suddenly brakes and there is another vehicle following behind it.
So far there have been no accidents or fires resulting from this issue that were reported to Mazda, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s complaint database shows at least one injury crash was identified. The crash cited sudden and unintended braking as the cause of a collision involving a 2019 Mazda3 vehicle, according to Consumer Reports.
“This could be a major safety risk to motorists if their vehicle suddenly stops, especially at freeway speeds,” said Attorney James Johnson, a California injury and lemon law attorney.
If you own one of these vehicles, it’s important that you listen for a warning alarm sound and a warning message displayed on the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. Mazda says it will fix the problem by updating the software that operates the AEB system.
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