Loosened Nuts and Bolts May Result in Steering Issues in Mazda Vehicles

The manufacturer believes that about 575 vehicles are impacted by this defect

Loosened Nuts and Bolts May Result in Steering Issues in Mazda Vehicles
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April 28, 2016

Mazda North America has announced a recall for vehicles with potentially compromised steering.

The automaker is recalling certain model year 2016 CX-3, 2013-2014 Mazda2, 2014-2016 CX-5, and 2013-2015 CX-9 vehicles. The lower mounting nuts and bolts that attach the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle may loosen, allowing the steering knuckle to separate.

If the steering knuckle separates from the strut assembly, it can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash and injury to the driver and passengers.

The company is including about 575 vehicles in this recall.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower mounting nuts and bolts that secure the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle. If the bolts are loose, they will be replaced and then correctly tightened, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 20, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500.