Mazda recalls MX-5 Miatas with software problems that can cause the cars to suddenly downshift.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Recall Issued For 14,370 Cars
Mazda recalls MX-5 Miatas with software problems that can cause the cars to suddenly downshift.

— A Mazda MX-5 Miata recall has been issued for 2016-2019 models that can suddenly downshift at any speed without warning.

As with so many vehicle recalls of today, software is the culprit, in this case software for the clutch control logic in the transmission control modules.

Mazda says the 14,370 MX-5 Miatas are equipped with automatic transmissions that can suffer from electrical noise when driving in "D" range, including in "manual" mode.

A driver will be in for a jolt if the car downshifts without warning while driving and the automaker didn't announce what dealers will do to fix the cars.

Mazda says no crashes or injuries have been reported. A spokesperson told Consumer Reports that the automaker would notify owners of affected vehicles by March 29, 2019.

Mazda MX-5 Miata owners may call 800-222-5500.

CarComplaints.com will update this page when more recall details are known. Until then, check out what Mazda MX-5 Miata drivers say about their cars.

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