Mazda recalls more than 200K cars in U.S, Canada

Mazda is recalling more than 200,000 Mazda 3 compact cars in the United States and Canada due to failing windshield wipers.

The company says in documents posted Saturday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the recall covers cars from the 2016 through 2018 model years.

Transport Canada says the recall affects more than 51,000 units in Canada.

The automaker says metal deposits can cause a wiper relay to stick, knocking out the wipers and limiting driver visibility.

There have been no reports of crashes or injuries in relation to the problem.

The company says owners can take their vehicle to a dealer to have the front body control module replaced.


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