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Mazda MX-5 recalled (2015-2019)

Automatic transmission equipped Mazda MX-5s on-sale from 2015 to January 31, 2019 are being recalled.

Mazda is recalling more than 1800 Mazda MX-5s with an automatic transmission because of a potential fault with the unit’s Transmission Control Module (TCM). According to Mazda, “The Transmission Control Module (TCM) may incorrectly interpret an electrical signal from the gear selector lever and this has the potential to cause the automatic transmission to downshift unexpectedly, causing an abrupt wheel speed reduction”.

According to the car maker there are 1891 vehicles involved in the recall. See below for the VIN list to check if your vehicle is affected. Mazda said it will contact owners and advise of the next step which will be to schedule a visit to their nearest dealer and have the TCM reprogrammed with revised software.


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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.