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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 08:42:10 PM »
I was expecting the button to be the cause not paint.

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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 07:20:42 PM »
how to check who's cars are affected ?

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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 08:10:41 PM »
I’m guessing Mazda would write to owners of any UK based vehicles impacted by this recall, else it should be reported here: http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp?tx

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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016, 08:12:19 PM »
how to check who's cars are affected ?

There doesn't appear to be any information i.e VIN numbers of the vehicles affected available at this time. It will be a monumental task to get this sorted out. I guess that Mazda will be instructing all dealers as soon as possible.
I suggest that we watch out for any further information and when the VIN numbers are available, visit your nearest dealer to ascertain whether your car is one of those affected.

If anyone gets any thing further, please post it here.
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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 07:03:33 PM »
my tailgate has rust starting around tailgate drain holes ,the paint looks very thin there.As its on the inside I have not done anything about it.

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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2016, 07:49:56 PM »
my tailgate has rust starting around tailgate drain holes ,the paint looks very thin there.As its on the inside I have not done anything about it.
can yo post a picture of it please  :), for us to know where to look for rust.

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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2016, 10:44:54 PM »
Just a little more information for those with hatchbacks.  It appears that the recall is targeted at the connectors where the gas struts are fitted to the tailgate.



Note:  not a picture of mine, I have a saloon, but it may be a good idea to have a look at yours just in case.
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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2016, 01:27:58 AM »
how to check who's cars are affected ?

A quick Google after coming across the thread:
http://www.torquenews.com/1083/huge-mazda-recall-cx-3-mazda3-mazda5-and-cx-5
Mazda lists the affected vehicles as:
2010-2013 Model Year Mazda3
2012-2015 Model Year Mazda5
2013-2016 Model Year CX-5
2016 Model Year CX-3

Mazda has announced a huge recall on all of its models with a lift-back or hatchback design. For relatively small Mazda this half-million vehicle recall is quite large in scope. The failing part is the rear hatch/lift gate gas stay dampers (lift supports) that hold up the rear cargo door when it is opened. The reason, like so many recent recalls, is simply corrosion.

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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2016, 10:20:02 AM »
Just a little more information for those with hatchbacks.  It appears that the recall is targeted at the connectors where the gas struts are fitted to the tailgate.



Note:  not a picture of mine, I have a saloon, but it may be a good idea to have a look at yours just in case.
thanks a lot for info Willpower  ;) :)

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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2016, 09:35:04 PM »
The connectors of my gas struts are black touched with finger seems they have been oiled,greased in the past perhaps my dealers as they like lubricating things, they smear pink grease on earth terminals and lubricate hinges etc.like I said the rust is around the two middle drain holes in the hatch near the lock.

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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2016, 11:18:53 AM »
The connectors of my gas struts are black touched with finger seems they have been oiled,greased in the past perhaps my dealers as they like lubricating things, they smear pink grease on earth terminals and lubricate hinges etc.like I said the rust is around the two middle drain holes in the hatch near the lock.
mine also has black greased struts , no corossion so far on mine

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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2017, 01:04:47 PM »
Hi All,

Just a heads up, seems the global recall for the tailgate issue has hit the UK, I had a letter through the post this morning to contact my local Mazda dealer regarding rustproofing on the gas damper struts needs attention, I think this is affecting all gen2 mazda 3's, in case you have not received a letter you may wish to reach out to your local dealer.
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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2017, 03:09:48 PM »
I have replaced struts today  :)

As you can see in the picture , it has a better rubber seal ;)

To note , I'm from Bosnia  ;D


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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2017, 07:36:44 PM »
Odd mine was done apparently on Friday..

Guessing they just checked them given I can't see any evidence of them being removed.


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Re: Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over tailgate issue
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