Mazda has issued a recall on 227,335 of its 2014-2018 Mazda3 and 2016-2021 CX-3 vehicles because the rearview camera image may not display properly.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, due to improper design of the rearview camera wiring harness fastener, the harness may become damaged from vibrations during normal vehicle use and/or while closing the liftgate. Subsequently, the connector pins wear out, causing high electrical resistance. This results in image distortion or flickering.
A distorted or flickering rearview camera image while reversing could affect driver judgment, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will inspect vehicles. If inspections verify no concern with the rearview camera image, a wiring harness fastening seal will be added to prevent harness movement. If inspections verify there is image distortion or flickering, the rearview camera will be replaced with a new part and a wiring harness fastening seal will be added.
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