IRVINE, Calif. – Mazda North American Operations has agreed to recall certain model-year 2022-2023 Mazda CX-30 and 2023 Mazda CX-50 crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) which might have damaged antilock brake (ABS) hydraulic control units (HCU).
The 2,410 CUVs in the recall population – 2,401 CX-30 produced at Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation Nov. 28 – Dec. 15, 2022; 9 CX-50 produced at Toyota Manufacturing USA in Dec. 2022 — might have ABS HCUs which were damaged during their assembly process. The damage, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-275, might result in excessive brake-pedal travel when engaging the vehicle’s service brakes.
The safety risk, according to the NHTSA report, is “An increased brake pedal travel length while stopping the vehicle may cause a feeling of reduced braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.”
There would be no warning to the driver prior to the defect impacting brake-pedal operation.
The remedy will be inspection of all recalled vehicles at a franchised Mazda dealer and, if necessary, replacement of the ABS HCU with a new, improved unit.
Dealers were scheduled to be notified as to the recall by last week; owners are scheduled to be notified by June 17th.