Mazda has issued a recall for Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 models built between 4 September 2007 - 28 March 2012.
What is the defect? On the driver’s seat of the affected vehicles, it is possible that the Seat Height Adjustment Lifter Link may crack, or the Lifter Link Retaining Nuts may separate.
What are the hazards? The seat may exhibit an abnormal noise or rattling. In the worst case, the Lifter Link may break or separate from the seat frame, causing the seat to move out of position.
What should consumers do? Mazda Australia will contact all affected owners by mail. Owners will be advised to present their vehicle to their preferred Mazda dealer for inspection and repair at no charge.
Consumers who require further information should contact their local Mazda dealer.
For more information, see the official product safety notice here. There is also a VIN (vehicle identification number) list identifying affected vehicles.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.