WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 26, 2014) — Mazda North American Operations is recalling nearly 100,000 Mazda6 sedans from the 2014 and 2015 model years because the tire pressure monitoring system may not alert drivers to low tire pressure.
Mazda said the TPMS installed on 99,711 Mazda6 models from Oct. 25, 2012, to Oct. 10, 2014, may not the warn the driver of a low-pressure situation if the pressures of all four tires gradually drop.
As such, Mazda said, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motro Vehicle safety Standard No. 138 that mandates the use of TPMS.
No accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of this condition, Mazda said.
Mazda did not identify the supplier of the TPMS.
Owners of the cars are being told to bring them into Mazda dealerships for a free software update, the company told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Low tire pressure can increase the risk of a blowout, which can increase the chance of a crash.
Mazda said owners may contact its customer service at 800-222-5500.