approximately 14,400 model-year 2016-19 mazda mx-5 miata sports cars equipped with manual transmissions
the problem: due to incorrect programming of the transmission control module, certain conditions may cause the vehicle to unexpectedly downshift and abruptly decelerate, increasing the risk of a crash.
the fix: dealers will update the transmission control module software for free.
what owners should do: mazda will begin notifying owners march 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 its website check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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