Latino Traffic Report has learned that Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2021 Mazda3 and CX-30 vehicles. Air may suddenly leak from the tire air valve causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace all four tire air valves with new parts, free of charge. The recall began April 6, 2021. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500 Option 4. Mazda’s number for this recall is 4721B.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Additionally, LTR has learned that Mazda has filed a defect notification with NHTSA for a safety defect, which exists in MY2004-2007 Mazda3 vehicles. In the event of a crash that causes the driver frontal air bag to deploy, the plastic Mazda logo on the steering wheel air bag module cover may shatter and project fragments into the vehicle interior.
Due to an improper material specification, the plastic logo may become brittle over time. In this condition, the logo may shatter during a normal air bag.
deployment. Plastic fragments of the shattered logo may hit occupants during an air bag deployment in a crash, increasing the possibility of serious injury to occupants. There is no prior warning for this defect.
Approximately 260,915 MY2004-2007 Mazda3 vehicles are affected.