Mazda North American Operations – Head Restraint May Detach

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2019 Mazda3 vehicles. The seat cover material on both front seats may interfere with the head restraint lock release button, causing it to stick in the release position and not allow the head restraint to lock into place.

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20190705
NHTSA ID 19V514000
Consequence Summary Loose head restraints may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Corrective Action Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will install spacers at the bottom of the lock release buttons on both front seat head restraints, free of charge. The recall began August 20, 2019. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 3819F.
Recall Code 3819F
Potentially Affected 9430
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
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