A recall is underway for the brand-new Mazda6 range, affecting around 15,000 cars globally - including 1531 models in Australia.
Announced locally today, Mazda says the recall is to rectify "a potential quality issue" with the vehicle's electrical system.
The fault is understood to be with the DC/DC converter positioned behind the new 'i-eLoop' energy regeneration system, responsible for converting brake energy into power for the climate control and other systems.
Mazda says the fault could lead to overheating in the unit, potentially causing a fire. Along with the recall, Mazda has also suspended deliveries of new models until the units are replaced.
The carmaker is contacting owners to arrange a free replacement, and owners will be offered alternative transport options while the work is carried out.
Owners can also call Mazda Customer Support on 1800 034 411 for details and help.
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