Many drivers in Colorado own vehicles made by Mazda or Nissan. Those Mazda and Nissan owners that have a Mazda6, Nissan M35 or M45 may need to know that there are defective auto products and parts on the vehicles that are being recalled. Between the two auto makers, nearly 260,000 vehicles are subject to the recall.
Approximately 98,000 Mazda6 vehicles are being recalled because there is a risk that the doors may open while the vehicle is being driven. According to Mazda, there are defective latching screws used in vehicles manufactured from 2009 through 2013. Consumers can take their vehicles to a Mazda dealership for the necessary repairs.
Nissan indicates that there are roughly 161,000 of its vehicles with the potential to stall. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2006 and 2010. There is a sensor in the accelerator pedal that could send wrong information to the engine when the vehicle is idling or stopped, stalling the engine.
Both Mazda and Nissan will be notifying as many owners of the recalled vehicles as possible this fall. These two automakers are not aware of any injuries associated with the recalled vehicles. While they are dealing with their recalls, Toyota has also issued a recall for its Sienna minivans that could roll off while they are parked.
There are enough hazards on the roads for Colorado drivers without having to worry about defective auto products and parts. Hopefully, no one will suffer injury or death from the problems with these recalled vehicles. However, if the worst was to happen, injured parties -- or their families if a victim loses his or her life -- may file civil action to seek reimbursement of damages incurred based upon evidence of negligence.
Source: CNN Money, Nissan, Mazda recall cars, Gregory Wallace, Sept. 29, 2013