And you know something? It can be quite difficult to feel at one with your vehicle when the seat suddenly is pitched forward.
That issue the subject of a voluntary recall that Mazda Motor Corporation initiated in early February—specifically, the recall revolves around a part called the seat height adjustment lifter.
Apparently, in certain Mazda3 and Mazda2 models, in vehicles with manual seat lifters on the driver’s side, the height adjustment lifter link may crack and break over time or the push nuts attached to it may loosen. In plain terms, that means that first there will be an annoying rattling under the seat, and eventually may lead to the seat inclining.
In the US, according to Mazda there are approximately 173,859 (which seems an oddly specific number for an approximation, but whatever) vehicles affected.
Specifically, the models with the problem seats are the 2010-2011 model year Mazda3, produced October 2008 through September 2010; the 2010-2011 model year Mazdaspeed3, produced May 2009 through September 2010; and the 2011 model year Mazda2, produced May 2010 through September 2010.