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Tony O'Kane | Apr, 11 2014 | 0 Comments

Mazda Australia has recalled some 9000 Mazda6s for a potentially hazardous fault with the car's electrical system.

And despite overseas reports claiming that the fault lies with the car's i-Eloop regenerative braking system, Mazda Australia confirmed that the recall is unrelated.

"Reports from Europe saying it’s for i-Eloop are actually wrong, it’s a generator charging issue," Steve MacIver, Mazda Australia's PR Manager said to TMR.

"What’s essentially going on is if the car is driven through heavy rain or puddles the generator belt can slip, which then sends a signal to the charging system saying it’s not working. It’s only in an environment where it’s particularly wet," he continued.

"In terms of Australia, there are no reported cases.

"But what we’re doing is contacting customers by mail to let them know if their car is affected, and those customers are being asked to contact their Mazda dealer.

"The fix is just a simple software update to the PCM, that’s it."

While the Mazda3 and CX-5 are also afftected by the recall in Europe, Japan and the USA, MacIver confirmed that in Australia's case the recall applies only to the Mazda6 range.

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