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A manufacturing defect on 220 2-wheel drive trucks may allow the front wheel to come off without warning. This would cause a loss of steering control, and increase the risk of a crash.
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the front wheel may fall off without warning. Please contact your Mazda dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The front spindle stem may crack due to a manufacturing defect. If the spindle stem fractures, the wheel may come off the axle. Steering may be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall began on February 9, 2009. The Mazda recall number is 5109A.