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Mazda Recalls 4 Models for Steering Control

April 11, 2016

Photo of Mazda CX-5 courtesy of Mazda.
Photo of Mazda CX-5 courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling 578 2013-2016 model-year vehicles, including Mazda2 and CX-5 models, so dealers can address a defect that might result in a loss of steering control, the automaker said.

The recall covers 2013-2014 Mazda2, 2016 CX-3, 2014-2016 CX-5 and 2013-2015 CX-9 vehicles. Mazda said it has filed a safety defect report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Under certain conditions of under-torque detection, the automatic tightening system may not tighten the front strut assembly lower mounting nuts and bolts to the proper torque specification, Mazda explained. A separation of the front strut and steering knuckle can cause significant loss of steering control and increase crash risk.

Mazda, however, pointed out that it isn’t aware of any related accidents or injuries.

To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the torque condition of all front strut lower mounting nuts and bolts and correct them as needed. There will be no charge for this service.

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