36,000 Mazda SUVs Recalled Over Faulty Daytime Running Lights

Published on April 7th, 2020

Mazda has recalled 36,761 CX-5 SUVs due to issues with the vehicles’ daytime running lights (DRLs) failing without warning. The affected SUVs are from the 2016 model year.

An unsuitable material used in a gasket sealing the corresponding wire connector has been identified as the cause. The material in question releases sulfur, which can lead to corrosion on the circuit that controls these specialized LEDs. The corrosion can result in DRL flickering and a failure to illuminate. Drivers may not be aware at all that their car is experiencing this issue; there is no warning light, and low and high-beam headlights will continue to operate normally.

Dealers will be inspecting all vehicles affected by this recall and making necessary part replacements at no cost to the owner. Depending on the extent of corrosion present, the dealer may replace the entire headlight unit.

If you believe your car may be affected by this recall, you have options. You can check the NHTSA’s website and enter your 17-digit VIN number to see if there is a recall out for your vehicle. Mazda was set to complete mailing notification letters to owners on or before March 6, 2020. If you think you may have missed your letter, you can call customer service at 800-222-5500 and provide the recall reference number 4320A.

When you realize that a safety feature on your vehicle is the subject of a mass recall, it’s natural to feel a little shocked or frustrated. If you have any questions about your Mazda vehicle, you may want to call Lemon Law America for a free case review. We have helped resolve over 45,000 lemon law cases nationwide. Find us at or call 1-866-436-1657 toll free.

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