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Mazda 6 vehicles with L5 Series 2.5 litre petrol engines, manufactured between 8th January 2008 to 12th February 2008 are the subject of the latest recall for Mazda Australia.

The problem? It is possible that one of the circlips that retain the piston pins within the pistons has been incorrectly installed.

What are the hazards? If the clips fail during use, this may result in the piston pin sliding out of position and contacting the cylinder wall. The resultant damage could cause the engine to stall (if this should occur, the engine will not restart). In a worst case scenario, engine parts (conrods) may crack the oil pan or the cylinder block, causing oil to leak.

This recall includes Mazda 6 (GH1051) vehicles within the VIN range: JM0GH105100100948 to JM0GH105100105500. A total of 1,821 ubits are involved.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by Mazda Australia via mail (where possible). Otherwise owners should contact a Mazda Dealer for rectification of the problem.


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