Mazda Recalls 30,600 2007 - 2009 CX-9 Due to Faulty Power Seats
"The seat harness routed underneath the seat cushion may interfere with the front cover bracket which is attached on the front side of the seat cushion. Due to this, the covering of the seat harness may be damaged. The core wire of the harness may touch with the bracket and result in short circuit," the NHTSA notification reads.
Even if it's fairly obvious that such a glitch could increase the risk of accidents, particularly if occurred while in motion, the Japanese car manufacturer emphasizes the severity of the malfunction, pointing that people driving the affected models are exposed to unnecessary risks that could lead to violent crashes.
"Drivers will experience certain functions that are uncontrollable which will cause serious difficulties in driving increasing the risk of a crash," Mazda explained in the statement.
Obviously, dealerships will replace the affected parts free of charge, with recalls expected to begin on March 9, 2009. "Dealers will inspect the seat harness and fasted the seat frame with a cable tie. The harness covering will be repaired free of charge," it said.
Mazda CX-9 was first unveiled on April 13, 2006 at the New York International Auto Show but went on sale approximately one year later in February 2007. The manufacturer upgraded the car for the 2008 model year, improving both the engines and equipment levels, adding a bunch of new features such as Blind Spot Monitoring System and Rearview Mirror Backup Camera System.
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