RECALL: Thousands of Mazda CX-5 SUVs might not illuminate properly

Mazda Australia has recalled 7,443 CX-5 SUVs that may not light up as intended.

Affecting MY14-MY15 KE-series examples sold from January 28, 2015 to October 31, 2016, the recall involves the CX-5’s daytime running lights (DRLs), which might flicker or fail to illuminate while driving.

If the DRLs do not function properly, the vehicle may come less conspicuous in traffic, increasing the risk of an accident and therefore injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.

Impacted owners will be contacted by Mazda Australia when replacement parts become available next month.

At this time, they will be instructed to book their vehicles in for an inspection at their preferred authorised service centre. If required, a free-of-charge repair will then be completed.

Those looking for further information can contact Mazda Australia directly via 1800 034 411. Alternatively, they can reach out to their preferred dealership.

A full list of affected Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) can be found at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Product Safety Australia website.