October 12, 2020 – Mazda, Plaintiff Agree to Dismiss Class Action
Defendant Mazda Motor of America, Inc. and the plaintiff in the proposed class action mentioned on this page have filed a document with the court jointly agreeing to dismiss the case. You can read the document here. If you still have questions regarding your rights, please reach out to an attorney in your area as those working with ClassAction.org are no longer investigating this matter. An open list of investigations can be found here.
February 14, 2020 – Investigation Closed
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have decided to suspend their investigation into the Mazda CX-5 running lights issue. It has been reported that Mazda has acknowledged the problem and will be planning on issuing a recall. Mazda drivers can check the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for information on the recall as it becomes available. To view an open list of investigations for ClassAction.org, visit this page. The information below is for reference only and was posted when this investigation began. The lawsuit referenced on this page is still pending and any updates to that case will be posted here.
At A Glance
This Alert Affects:
People who own or lease a 2016 Mazda CX-5 and had issues with their car’s daytime running lights.
What’s Going On?
A class action lawsuit has been filed alleging that the daytime running lights in 2016 Mazda CX-5s are defective and can burn out prematurely. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have now opened their own investigation into the allegations and need to speak with people who own or lease this vehicle.
What’s the Catch?
There is none. It doesn’t cost anything to contact us or to speak to someone about your rights.
A class action lawsuit has been filed alleging that a defect is causing the daytime running lights in 2016 Mazda CX-5 vehicles to burn out prematurely.
In light of these claims, attorneys working with ClassAction.org have opened their own investigation into the matter with the hopes of filing additional lawsuits.
Daytime Running Lights: What Problems Are Being Reported?
Drivers of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 have reported that their daytime running lights are:
Starting to dim
The lawsuit claims that these problems can occur early in the vehicle’s life and “clearly impact vehicle safety.”
Complaints from Drivers
The following complaints are a sample of those posted online regarding issues with the daytime running lights in 2016 Mazda CX-5 vehicles [sic throughout]:
Passenger side daytime running light went out. Dealership said they have not heard of this happening before. Obvious lie. Wanted $1000+ to fix. I declined. Reached out to Mazda North America via letter to explain the issue. No response still, 3 months later.” — Joe C., Alexandria, Virginia, CarComplaints.com
So the car is over the 3 years and the daylight on the passenger side start failing. I went to Mazda cause I have extended the warranty and not even with the extended warranty they will accept to change it for free. It's so expensive cause you to have to change the entire headlight, not just the LED. I can't believe they haven't put a recall on it. Thousands of complaints against this same issue, for the passenger light, has been submitted and people actually are paying themselves for something that needs to be fixed by Mazda.” — Yuli S., CarComplaints.com
My husband noticed differences between the headlight brightness as I drove behind him. After parking, he inspected the lights and noticed flickering in the passenger side led daytime running light. The car has 29,650 miles. The repair involves an entirely new headlight assembly and my local Mazda dealership quoted me $1,300 to fix this repair. The daytime running light is a safety feature, and it's unacceptable that Mazda is taking no responsibility with what appears to be a known defective part.” — CarProblemZoo.com
Did Mazda Know About the Running Light Problem?
Mazda is alleged to have known about the running light issue since at least 2014 and actively concealed the true nature and extent of the problem. Had consumers been informed of the issue, they would not have bought the cars or would have paid less for them, according to the class action lawsuit.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A successful class action lawsuit could force Mazda to:
Repair the running lights and any related components
Extend the warranties for the cars
Reimburse drivers for expenses incurred diagnosing and fixing the vehicles