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Statement On Safety Recall 5221I Of Certain Mazda CX-9 Vehicles
Second Row Seat May Slide Unintentionally

WASHINGTON, DC. (September 28, 2021) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has filed a defect notification with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a safety defect on certain MY2020-2021 CX-9 vehicles equipped with the 60/40 split adjustable-type second-row seat.

On certain 2020-2021 CX-9 models the driver side 60/40 split-bench second row seat may slide forward during a vehicle collision.  In this condition, the seat belt may transfer a higher force to the occupant, increasing the chance of injury.  There is no warning or indication to vehicle users before this defect occurs.  Vehicles equipped with second-row captain seats are not affected by this recall.

Approximately 8,648 CX-9 vehicles are affected in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.

No accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of this defect.

Affected owners will be notified by mail. Please check or for the latest updates.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through approximately 780 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada Inc. in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at

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Tamara Mlynarczyk, Mazda North American Operations, 202-467-5092

Emily Taylor, Mazda North American Operations, 949-727-6182