New Mazda6 Recalled Due to Fire Risk

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The new Mazda6 is suffering from its first major recall, which could have seriously jeopardized its reputation had an actual incident occurred. The new 6 was a built-in fire risk that stamps from the electric system.
The car's electricity converter is prone to overheating and could, in some conditions, ignite the car. Fortunately, no such incident has been reported, though a mandatory global recall was issued.

The Japanese carmaker will bring some 15,000 models back to their dealers where the faulty components will be replaced free of charge. The faulty DC/DC converter is located under the driver's side seat in LHD cars and passenger seat in RHD cars. It reduces the Voltage of the current coming from the generator from 25V to the 12V used by appliances.
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