Mazda3 Recalled Because Rearview Mirrors Could Fall Off

Keith Barry

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Mazda has issued a recall for 22,571 of its 2019 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks because the glass in the rearview mirrors could suddenly fall off. That would reduce visibility, and the glass could strike or startle the driver, which could cause an injury or a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Mazda says that the problem is caused by a faulty adhesive and that cars with auto-dimming mirrors aren't affected. The automaker says it hasn't received any reports of crashes, injuries, or deaths related to the problem. 

The Details

Vehicles recalled: Certain 2019 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks built from Sept. 25, 2018, through June 20, 2019, that don't have auto-dimming mirrors.

The problem: The rearview mirror’s glass wasn't adequately bonded to its housing during the production process. If the adhesive fails, the glass could fall off.

The fix: Mazda dealers will replace the rearview mirror assembly at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Mazda says the recall will begin Aug. 30, 2019. Owners can call Mazda at 800-222-5500. Mazda’s number for this recall is 3919G.

NHTSA campaign number: 19V558

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly.

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