Wheel May Separate from the Axle
Suspension & Steering, February 9, 2009
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Our Quick Take:
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.
What Should You Do?
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.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
February 9, 2009
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MAZDA IS RECALLING 220 MY 2009 B-SERIES TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 2-WHEEL DRIVE. THE FRONT SPINDLE STEM MAY CRACK DUE TO AN IMPROPER MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF THE SPINDLE.
IF A FRACTURE OF THE SPINDLE STEM OCCURS, THE WHEEL MAY SEPARATE FROM THE AXLE, WHICH MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT SPINDLE AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 9, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 800-222-5500.
MAZDA RECALL NO. 5109A. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration