Mazda3s built between 2015 and 2017 are being recalled over fears the front windscreen wipers could be defective in heavy rain, causing an accident.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued the recall on Thursday for the top-selling Japanese-built hatchbacks and sedans.
It relates to the models sold brand new between July 20, 2015 and July 11, 2017.
‘On the affected vehicles, the front windscreen wipers may become inoperative due to a defective relay contained within the front body control module,’ the competition regulator’s recall notice said.
‘Drivers may experience reduced or poor visibility while driving due to inoperative front windscreen wipers, possibly causing an accident.’
The Mazda 3 BM and BN models are affected.
Mazda Australia will be contacting all customers who bought the models between 2015 and 2017.
‘Customers will be advised to present their vehicle to their preferred Mazda dealer for the replacement of the front body control module at no charge,’ the recall read.
Owners of affected vehicles should immediately contact Mazda customer support on 1800 034 411 or check Mazda’s vehicle identification number look-up tool by visiting www.mazda.com.au/recalls.