Mazda, along with Transport Canada, has cut the number of its Mazda6 family sedans requiring replacement of defective Takata airbag inflators.
Transport Canada issued the revised recall last week, dropping the 2003 Mazda6 from the list of cars needing repairs. Under the new recall, 50,587 cars from model years 2004 through 2008 are covered, down from nearly 58,000 in the original recall, which also included the RX-8 sports car.
In other recall news, Hyundai is asking owners of 33,158 Elantras to take their cars back to the dealer to correct a fault in the electronic stability control (ESC) system. In these cars, a faulty yaw sensor could trigger the ESC warning light in the dash, and cause unwanted activation of the ESC system, which could reduce engine power and/or apply braking to one or more wheels. Dealers are being asked to check the yaw sensor is working properly, and update the car’s software.
Sticking with Hyundai for a moment, 780 examples of the 2015 Genesis were fitted with Hankook tires that could “experience a rapid loss of air pressure due to a rupture of the sidewall under severe usage conditions.” TL;DR: the tires could blow out in aggressive cornering, and dealers will replace the defective ones.
Finally, two (2) Ferraris in Canada that have yet to be sold have defective fuel lines that could allow fuel vapour to leak, creating the potential for a fire. Dealers will install a “revised” low pressure fuel line assembly.