Mazda says a strength defect in the seat adjuster lifter links of 174,000 vehicles could suddenly put drivers in an awkward position.
Owners have reported hearing a rattle beneath their seats right before finding themselves lounging back or leaning so close to the steering wheel that even their Grandmother would be embarrassed.
Mazda will recall the 2011 Mazda2, 2010-2011 Mazda3, and 2010-2011 MazdaSpeed3 to fix the problem. The lifter links will be inspected and, depending on their condition, replaced or reinforcement with brackets. The recall expected to begin March 31, 2017.