Mazda and Tesla Issue Recall Notices in Australia

Mazda and Tesla have both recently issued recall notices in Australia for specific models due to manufacturing defects. In the case of Mazda, every Mazda CX-60 and Mazda CX-90 sold in Australia since the launch of the new SUVs last year has been recalled. The power steering assembly in these vehicles has a manufacturing defect that may cause unexpectedly heavy steering while driving. This increase in steering effort could potentially lead to accidents and injuries. Mazda has stated that it will contact affected owners in writing to schedule a free inspection and repair once the necessary parts are available.

In a separate recall, Tesla has recalled 505 examples of its new Tesla Model 3 electric sedan in Australia. This recall is due to a breach in the Australian Design Rule (ADR) relating to the centre top-tether strap point for securing child restraints. In response to this non-compliance, Tesla has temporarily halted sales of the Model 3. Anecdotal evidence from customers suggests that Tesla will install a new parcel shelf, sourced from a third-party supplier, to rectify the issue. Tesla is contacting affected owners to schedule a service appointment for the part replacement and has advised customers not to use a child restraint in the rear-centre seat until the new part is installed.

Both Mazda and Tesla have provided documents listing the applicable Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) for affected vehicles, allowing owners to confirm if their vehicle is included in the recall.

It is important for owners of these Mazda and Tesla models to check if their vehicle is affected by the recall and to follow the instructions given by the respective companies. Safety should always be a priority, and addressing these manufacturing defects promptly can help prevent potential accidents and injuries.

FAQ:
1. What models have Mazda and Tesla recently recalled in Australia?
– Mazda has recalled every Mazda CX-60 and Mazda CX-90 sold in Australia since the launch of the new SUVs last year.
– Tesla has recalled 505 examples of its new Tesla Model 3 electric sedan.

2. What is the reason for Mazda’s recall?
– The power steering assembly in these vehicles has a manufacturing defect that may cause unexpectedly heavy steering while driving.

3. What is the reason for Tesla’s recall?
– Tesla’s recall is due to a breach in the Australian Design Rule (ADR) relating to the centre top-tether strap point for securing child restraints.

4. What potential risks are associated with Mazda’s recall?
– The increase in steering effort could potentially lead to accidents and injuries.

5. What temporary action has Tesla taken in response to its recall?
– Tesla has temporarily halted sales of the Model 3.

6. How will Mazda and Tesla contact affected owners?
– Mazda has stated that it will contact affected owners in writing.
– Tesla is contacting affected owners to schedule a service appointment for the part replacement.

Definitions:
– Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs): Unique identification numbers assigned to individual vehicles to help track and identify them.

Suggested Related Links:
– For more information about Mazda’s recall and other news: Mazda Australia
– For more information about Tesla’s recall and other news: Tesla Australia