Visibility and structure were two areas of concern highlighted in recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The companies involved are Mazda North American Operations (Mazda), Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc. (Hino), and BYD Coach & Bus (BYD).
More than 22,000 Mazda 2019 Mazda3 vehicle owners are impacted by the company’s latest visibility recall. The affected vehicle models are equipped with manual dimming mirrors. According to the NHTSA, the adhesive between the interior rearview mirror and its housing may not be properly bonded, which can allow the mirror to detach. The administration noted, those with auto dimming mirrors are not affected by this recall.
“Rearward visibility will be reduced without the rearview mirror, increasing the risk of a crash,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads.
The recall is expected to begin August 30, 2019.
Mazda released a statement claiming it aims to notify owners of its latest recall. Glass companies who will be working on the recalled models can assure their customers that their interior rearview mirror assembly will be replaced at no cost.
Shop owners can advise their customers to contact Mazda’s customer service center if they have more questions at 1-800-222-5500, option 4. Mazda’s number for this recall is 3919G.
More than one thousand 2020 Hino NE8J, NJ8J, and NV8J vehicles were affected by the administration’s recall, which states the mirror glass may detach from its carrier plate. According to the NHTSA, the company’s mirror glass was installed using improper adhesive bonding, which can cause the exterior glass to become separated.
“If the mirror glass detaches, the driver may have reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads.
The recall is expected to begin this month, according to the administration.
Hino stated it aims to notify impacted vehicle owners. Companies willing to replace the recalled models can assure their customers they will replace the mirrors at no cost to them. Shop owners can advise their Hino vehicle owners to contact its customer service center at 1-248-699-9390 if they have additional questions. The number for this recall is M0330.
BYD 2019 C8M bus owners whose vehicles are equipped with Transpec glass roof escape hatches are impacted by the administration’s latest recall. According to the administration, temperature and vibration stresses may cause the tempered glass roof hatch to shatter spontaneously.
“If the tempered glass roof hatch shatters, glass fragments may fall onto passengers, increasing the risk of an injury,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads.
BYD has notified affected owners. Companies working on the recalled models can assure their customers their glass roof hatches will be replaced at no charge.
Shop owners can advise their BYD vehicle owners to contact the company’s customer service center if they have more questions at 1-661-940-3250.