Mazda Recalls CUVs for Defective ABS HCUs

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.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.