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Recall 16V203000

Steering Knuckle Separates Causing Loss Of Steering

Recall Details

The lower mounting nuts and bolts that attach the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle may loosen, resulting in the steering knuckle separating from the strut. Dealers will inspect the nuts and bolts to ensure they are properly tightened, replacing loose bolts and tightening them to the proper specification free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The steering knuckle may separate from the front strut assembly, resulting in the loss of steering control. This could result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mazda must be performed by a Mazda dealership. Mazda will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mazda dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Suspension & Steering, April 11, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 11, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
578
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V203000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 2, 2015, 2013-2014 Mazda2 vehicles manufactured July 3, 2013, to August 8, 2014, 2014-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured January 19, 2013, to December 2, 2015, and 2013-2015 CX-9 vehicles manufactured December 6, 2012, to July 31, 2015. The lower mounting nuts and bolts that attach the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle may loosen, allowing the steering knuckle to separate.
Consequence
If the steering knuckle separates from the strut assembly, it can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
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 may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9316D.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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