Mazda 3 drivers, watch out: because of an error in the software, the car itself slows down for no reason

Electronic systems in cars are designed not only to simplify travel, but also to protect them.

For example, Mazda integrates “smart brakes” into cars that automatically stop the car if they see an obstacle. Unfortunately, all computer systems suffer from bugs.

What is known

If you believe Mazda, then in the latest models of carsfound a software error that leads to false positives of the Smart Braking System. Due to a bug in the system, 35,390 Mazda 3 cars of the 2019 and 2020 model series mistakenly see obstacles in the way and stopping the car.

“In certain cases, the control softwareThe SBS can automatically apply vehicle brakes to prevent or reduce collision damage, even if a collision is not imminent. If the SBS automatic emergency braking system unexpectedly activates while driving, the risk of a rear collision with a subsequent vehicle may increase, ”the company writes in a press release.


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During operation, the system stopsthe car and warns the driver with a signal with a message on the display. Some Reddit users already had a problem when the car suddenly braked, although there was nothing around. Drivers tried to get rid of the error by banal disabling SBS, but, judging by the comments, the system turns on independently during the start of the car.

One user also said that his cars sometimes turn independently to avoid a collision:

“I have not yet encountered such a situation in mythe car, but I get the activation of other security features. A lane departure warning system turns my steering wheel to alert you when there is nothing closer ”

According to Autoblog, some models only need to upgrade or reprogram the system. With earlier versions of the car will have to change the electronic dashboard.

Mazda recalls cars affected by the issue andwill notify owners by email until February 17, 2020. Or, Mazda3 drivers can contact the manufacturer on their own for more information.

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