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Urgent recall issued for Nissan and Mazda vehicles

Urgent recall issued for Nissan and Mazda vehicles

Over 15,000 Mazda and Nissan cars have been issued with a recall notice over a pair of dangerous defects.

A total of 14,460 Nissan Pathfinders and 2668 Mazda CX-30 Astinas are impacted by the recall.

Both notices apply to cars sold nationwide.

The Nissan recall applies to 2014-2015 R52 Pathfinders sold between September 2015 and January 2017.

According to the ACCC, the stop lamp relay on the car may get stuck in the "on" position, which means it could be illuminated when the brakes aren't being applied.

It could also result in the loss of engine power or prevent the driver from shifting the vehicle out of park.

“This increases the risk of an accident and injury or death to vehicle occupants or other road users,” the ACCC said.

Nissan will be contacting affected customers individually, to which they will be advised to reach out to their local dealership to organise an inspection and repair at no cost.

The Mazda recall affects the 2020 model of the Mazda CX-30 (DM) Astina.

According to the ACCC, the boot’s power liftgate may lower unexpectedly when the car is parked on an uphill slope in certain temperatures.

“If the boot’s power liftgate partially lowers while a person is accessing the rear storage area of the vehicle, the liftgate may contact them, increasing the risk of injury,” the ACCC said.

Mazda will also be contacting customers individually to organise a repair at no charge.