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Mazda recalls Mazda3 over headlight direction misalignment risk

On September 15, Mazda issued a recall with Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for the Mazda3 over a defect in the Adjustable Driving Beam (ADB).

The recall applies to 1,761 Mazda3 models built from May 26 to June 30, 2016.

In some ADB-equipped cars, the optical axis may get out of alignment, thus rendering them in non-compliance with Japanese government regulations.

All cars are being recalled to have their headlight beam directionality checked for misalignment.

There have been no accidents or reports to the defect. The defect was found internally.

(Translated by Greg Scott)