The recall is expected to begin June 3, 2019. Mazda will notify owners, who can take their affected vehicles to a dealer to replace the wiper relay free of charge.
No injuries or deaths have been reported due to the defect.
Mazda 3 owners can contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500 and select option 4. They can also contact the NHTSA safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to SaferCar.gov.