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Investigation into Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and Mazda CX-5 Diesel

14 October 2019

Media Release

Investigation into Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and Mazda CX-5 Diesel

Bannister Law Class Actions is currently investigating issues concerning the following diesel vehicles sold by Mazda Australia:

  • Mazda 3: model years 2014 – 2016
  • Mazda 6: model years 2012 – 2018
  • Mazda CX-5: model years 2012 – 2018

Mazda Australia has become aware of the existence of defects in affected vehicles and have issued a recall. The affected vehicles may accumulate carbon deposits in the intake shutter valve, in addition to suffering premature wear of certain engine components.

If carbon deposits accumulate in the intake shutter valve or the vehicle experiences premature wear of certain engine components, the following symptoms may be presented:

  • A gradual drop of engine power
  • Multiple warning lights to display on the driver’s dashboard
  • A gradual increase in vehicle stopping distance
  • Potential engine stall with no re-start
  • Smoke may emit from the engine compartment

If any of the above symptoms occur, there is an increased risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.

Mazda Australia has indicated it will be contacting owners to arrange a time to book their vehicle in for repairs once parts become available and to have the Engine Control Module updated.

Mazda Australia have advised that only diesel engines are affected.

What to do next?

Bannister Law Class Actions is encouraging owners of these vehicles to register their details and explain any issues they may have suffered.

All information provided by you will assist investigations which will help determine what remedies may be available to affected owners. Any information you provide will not be distributed to anyone outside the Bannister Law Class Actions team without your consent. As lawyers with significant experience with class action litigation we have a duty to hold your information with the strictest of confidence.

Who is Bannister Law Class Actions?

Bannister Law Class Actions is one of Australia’s leading class action law firms and running some of Australia’s largest Consumer and Shareholder class actions.

We have a wealth of resources and expertise at our disposal, and have work with leading barristers and experts to secure the best possible results for our clients.

Whether it be the high profile shareholder action or complex consumer action, our class action lawyers have the know how and experience to provide accurate and timely advice whilst using our resources to ensure our thousands of clients receive the best representation possible.