Major Mazda Recall Over Fears The Wheels Could Fall Off

Models of Mazda, Dodge and Jeep vehicles have been recalled after a range of safety warnings were issued.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued several recalls over safety issues such as loose bolts, defective brakes and incorrectly-installed windshields.

One of the models recalled, the Mazda 3, has an issue from the manufacturing process meaning the wheels could fall off. There are 3,323 cars affected.

Mazda 3 hatchback 2019. Source: Mazda.

Mazda issued a statement that a "rattling noise occurs prior to a wheel detachment from the vehicle".

Here's the full list of recalled vehicles:

  • Mazda 3 Hatchback 2019
  • Jeep Cherokee 2008
  • Jeep Cherokee 2010
  • Dodge Nitro 2007
  • Dodge RAM 2500 2010, Dodge RAM 3500,2010
  • Jeep Compass 2007, Dodge Caliber 2007
  • Dodge Nitro 2007-2009, Jeep Cherokee 2008-2009
  • Dodge Caliber 2007, Jeep Compass 2007

The ACCC said affected owners will be contacted directly by the manufacturers. Owners are also being encouraged to schedule appointments with their nearest deals for necessary repairs at no cost.