Mazda recalls more than 161,000 cars in the U.S.
Mazda CEO Takashi Yamanouchi is interviewed while the Mazda6 is shown during it's North American debut at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:36AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 28, 2013 2:45PM EDT
DETROIT -- Mazda is recalling 161,400 midsize cars in the U.S. because the doors can open while they're being driven.
The recall affects Mazda 6 cars from the 2009 through 2013 model years. The company says the door latch mounting screws can loosen. That can stop the doors from latching. If the latches come loose, a door ajar light will warn drivers.
Mazda traced the problem to improper tightening at the factory or uneven door surfaces. The company will notify owners and dealers will put on a thread-locking adhesive and tighten the screws. The recall will start around Oct. 18. Mazda says the problem hasn't caused any crashes or injuries.
Owners with questions can contact Mazda at (800) 222-5500.