This 2018 Mazda3 sedan is include in the latest Mazda recall.
2018 Mazda3 sedan

Mazda is recalling 2016-2018 Mazda3 cars because a defective electrical part can fail, leaving drivers unable to use their windshield wipers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

That reduced visibility raises the risk of a crash, NHTSA says. Mazda says it will replace the module that controls the wipers with a new version at no charge to owners.

Mazda says it will begin notifying affected owners in early June 2019. A spokesman for the automaker told Consumer Reports that there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to this issue.

The Details

Vehicles involved: 187,798 of the 2016-2018 Mazda3 cars, built from July 20, 2015, through July 18, 2017.

The problem: A relay for the windshield wipers can fail, making the wipers inoperable.

The fix: Dealers will replace the module that controls the wipers with a new version, at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 3219D.

NHTSA campaign number: 19V272

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