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Recall 17V355000

Front Suspension Ball Joint Separates From The Control Arm

Recall Details

The lower control arm ball joint socket may crack and the ball joint may separate from the socket. Dealers will replace the front lower control arms free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The lower ball joint in the front suspension of the vehicle may separate from the control arm, resulting in a loss of steering control. This can result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mazda must be performed by a Mazda dealership. Mazda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2017. 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Mazda recall number is 1117E.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, June 1, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 1, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
35,332
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V355000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2004 Mazda RX-8 vehicles. The ball joint socket on the front suspension lower control arm may crack and the ball joint may separate from the socket.
Consequence
If the ball joint separates, steering control may be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front lower control arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 30, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1117E.
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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