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More than 170 000 Mazdas recalled because seats 'can suddenly change angles'

2017-02-16 08:46

US RECALL: Mazda said it would recall 174 000 vehicles in the US including Mazda 2 models because the seat height adjustment links can break or detach from the seat frame. Image: Quickpic

Detroit -  Mazda is recalling about 174 000 small cars in the US because the seats can change angles suddenly, making the vehicles hard to drive.

The recall covers the Mazda 2 subcompact from the 2011 model year and the 2010 and 2011 Mazda 3 and Mazdaspeed 3 compacts.

'Increased risk of crashing' 

The company says the seat height adjustment links can break or detach from the seat frame, changing the seat angle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the seat links and either install a reinforcement bracket or replace the whole seat adjustment unit. The recall is expected to start on March 31.

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