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Trailer Hitch Harness May Detach on Certain 2023MY Mazda CX-50 Vehicles

WASHINGTON, DC. (March 6, 2023) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), on behalf of Mazda Motor Corporation, has filed a defect notification with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a safety defect, which exists on certain 2023MY Mazda CX-50 vehicles.

On affected vehicles, the Mazda Genuine Accessory trailer wire harness may become loose or detached, causing insufficient clearance to underbody components. A detached trailer wire harness may become damaged due to contact with exhaust components or road debris while driving. If the harness becomes damaged, lighting and/or braking of a connected trailer may become inoperative, increasing the risk of a crash. Both the 4 pin and 7 pin harnesses are affected. There is no warning preceding the occurrence of this defect.

There have been no reports of any accidents or injuries due to the defect.

Approximately 3,152 vehicles are affected in the US and Canada:

  • US - 560 vehicles
  • Canada - 2,592 vehicles

Affected owners will be notified by U.S. 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; and operations in Colombia are managed by Mazda de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia.

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For further information: Tamara Mlynarczyk, Mazda North American Operations,; Drew Cary, Mazda North American Operations,