Emergency Braking Problem Leads to Mazda3 Recalls

Around 35,000 Mazda3 hatchbacks and sedans faced an emergency braking system recall beginning last month.

About the Mazda3 Recall

Mazda Motor Corporation issued a safety hazard recall for their 2019 and 2020 model hatchbacks and sedans due to unexpected braking problems. More than 35,000 of these vehicles suffered from automatic emergency braking system dilemmas that could potentially lead to accidental collisions.

Mazda officials have reported that no one has been seriously injured as of yet due to the brake failures. On the other hand, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has evidence of a collision as well as an injury due to the recall issues.

Consumers of this car brand and model should be on the lookout for warning alarms or messages displayed behind the steering wheel. The easiest solution to this problem is for Mazda manufacturers to update the AEB software systems.

Major Details of the Mazda3 Recall

  • Approximately 35,390 Mazda3 vehicles were recalled from 2019/2020
  • The faulty AEB systems wrongfully detect obstacles and apply the breaks to stop collisions when a collision is not underway
  • Car dealers will be able to update the AEB software for free
  • Car owners may put their VIN numbers into the NHTSA website to see if their car has the recall

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Lawyer

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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