Though it was previously reported that Mazda was citing driver error as the cause of some mysterious Mazda5 exhaust fires that prompted a recall, Automotive News is reporting that Mazda will be giving $500 cash to customers affected by the recall and resetting the start date of their warranties to December 1st, 2005.
This is one of the oddest recalls we can recall in recent history, and this marks a fitting end to it. In addition to the couple extra months on their warranties, Mazda5 owners can make a free car payment or fill the back of their tall wagons with Christmas presents courtesy of Mazda's generosity.

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