Mazda BT-50 (UR)
What are the defects?
If driven across areas covered by high dry grass, there is a possibility that grass or vegetation could become trapped and accumulate in the vehicle underbody area.
What are the hazards?
If the grass or vegetation comes into contact with the exhaust system components that operate at a high temperature, there is a risk that such debris may be ignited by the exhaust system. In the worst case scenario a fire may originate in the vehicle underbody area.
What should consumers do?
Affected owners will be contacted by direct mail. Until a permanent solution to prevent the accumulation of debris is available, Mazda recommends the following temporary actions:
• Avoid driving your BT-50 across areas that are covered by high grass/vegetation.
• If you have driven your BT-50 across areas that are covered by high grass/vegetation, visually check the underbody area to see if there has been a build-up of debris. If there is a build-up of debris, the debris will need to be removed as soon as safely possible.
You can contact your local Mazda dealer or the Mazda Customer Support team on 1800 931 024 to assist in removal of debris or otherwise follow the instructions provided to remove the debris.