Mazda MX-5 Miata, Fiat 124 Spider recalled over shock transmission downshifts
The Mazda recall was filed with the NHTSA on Feb. 1 and the an identical Fiat recall got here 4 days later. Each units of paperwork have been launched by the NHTSA final week. Within the MX-5 Miata, the automated transmission recall will see 14,370 2019-2019 mannequin yr automobiles return to dealerships to repair the issue. The identical subject impacts 8,933 124 Spiders from the 2017-2019 mannequin years.
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The fault stems from incorrect programming for the transmission management module, or TCM. Electrical noise could also be interpreted as different elements to the TCM and unhealthy management logic for the clutch will lead to a downshift in each automobiles. The issue can also be potential within the automated transmission’s guide mode. The sudden lower in velocity from a shock downshift might make the automotive much less secure at velocity and will increase the chance of a crash. Mazda and Fiat each stated no crashes have been reported to today.
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Though the problem sounds difficult, the answer is new software program to overwrite the previous software program. The TCM reprogramming will make sure the shock downshifts don’t return.
Fiat 124 Spider house owners will obtain a letter of notification within the mail no sooner than March 27, whereas Mazda plans to inform MX-5 Miata house owners beginning March 29.