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Rearview Camera Image May Not Display Properly on Certain Mazda3 and CX-3 Vehicles

WASHINGTON, DC. (July 25, 2023) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), on behalf of Mazda Motor Corporation, has filed a safety defect notification with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a concern which exists on certain 2014-2018MY Mazda3 and 2016-2021MY CX-3 vehicles.

On certain vehicles, the rearview camera wiring harness may become damaged from vibrations during normal vehicle use and/or closing the liftgate due to improper design of the harness fastener. Subsequently, the connector pins wear out causing high electrical resistance. In this condition, the rearview camera may display a distorted or flickering image. A distorted or flickering rearview camera image while reversing could affect driver judgment, increasing the risk of a crash.

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 227,335 vehicles are affected in the U.S.:

  • 2014-2018MY Mazda3 5-door hatchback – 141,491 units
  • 2016-2021MY CX-3 – 85,844 units

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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