Mazda Australia has been forced to issue a recall on one of their popular small cars over fears that the wheels could fall off.

The recall affects Mazda 3 hatchback vehicles from the 2019 production year that were sold nationally between April 8 2019 and June 21 2019.

The company has said that during the manufacture process, the wheel studs may not have been attached properly, leaving a small gap between the wheel studs and the hub assembly.

What this means is that after continued use, the wheel nuts may cause a clunking sound or come loose, causing the wheel to also become disconnected.

The fear is that this would increase the risk of loss of control of the vehicle and could potentially result in an accident.

There are 3,323 2019 Mazda 3 vehicles affected by this particular vehicle. A full list of the affected vehicles has been recorded via their VIN (vehicle identification number).

To find out if your car is affected, you can view the list here.

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Mazda Australia will also contact all affected owners who will be advised to take their car to their preferred Mazda Dealer to fix the issue at no cost.

Anyone seeking further information can contact Mazda Customer Support on 1800 034 411.

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