Mazda Recalls 2017 CX-5 SUVs to Fix Trailer Hitch Harnesses

Mazda recalls nearly 1,100 CX-5 SUVs because the trailer hitch wire harnesses can short-circuit.

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— A recall of nearly 1,100 model year 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUVs has been issued to fix problems related to trailer hitch wire harnesses.

The CX-5s are equipped with accessory trailer hitch harnesses that aren't routed correctly.

Mazda says the harness is too close to the main exhaust silencer which can cause the silencer to touch the harness and damage it, possibly causing a short-circuit in the wiring.

The attached trailer can lose the tail lights and turn signals, although the lights on the CX-5 will remain functional.

Mazda didn't say when the recall will begin or what dealers will do to fix the problems, but concerned 2017 CX-5 owners should call Mazda at 800-222-5500. will update this page when CX-5 recall details are released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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