Vehicles Affected: Approximately 58,000 model-year 2015-16 Mazda6 sedans
The Problem: Debris from the welding process during the manufacturing of the front passenger seat frame may damage the occupant classification system wiring; this could result in a loss of power steering assist and the deactivation of the passenger airbag, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will attach a protective pad on the seat frame and, if the OCS harness is damaged, apply insulating tape to the harness; remedies will be completed for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mazda will begin notifying owners Sept. 29. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-5500, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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