Discovering the best driving position is an art. On the other hand, a seat that makes it difficult to do so is an excellent reason to release a recall.
Mazda released a recall for 173,859 units of the 2011 Mazda2, the 2010-2011 Mazda3 and the performance-oriented 2010-2011 Mazdaspeed3. All three cars were assembled in Japan and developed between October 7, 2008, and September 30, 2010.
The concern involves the seats. A part called the seat height adjustment lifter link might be insufficiently strong or improperly connected, triggering the link to break or its push nuts that they apart.
If one of those 2 things takes place, there might be an unusual rattle originating from the seat. That’s irritating by itself, but it worsens. If the lifter link separates completely from the seat frame, the seat angle may incline, which suggests, as Mazda puts it, “the driver might not be able to keep an appropriate driving position.”
Owners are arranged for notice around the end of March. Car dealerships will examine the driver’s seat lifter link. If there are no cracks, the dealer will include reinforcement brackets and boost the number of push nuts. If cracks are discovered, the dealer will replace the entire seat adjuster with a new one.