2012 Mazda CX-7
2012 Mazda CX-7 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #16V593000
Summary: Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2007-2012 Mazda CX-7 vehicles manufactured February 14, 2006, to May 9, 2012. In the affected vehicles, water may enter the front suspension ball joint fittings. If the water is contaminated with salt, such as from driving on snowy roads that have been treated, the ball joint may corrode and separate from the lower control arm, resulting in a loss of steering control.
Consequence: A loss of steering control can increase the risk of a crash.
Actions: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front lower control arms, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Mazda sent interim notices to owners and a second notice will be sent when remedy parts are available. As a priority, Mazda will first address all affected 2007-2008 vehicles as well as 2009-2011 vehicles currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia. West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. The remaining vehicles will be addressed when parts are available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9716H. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V593000 »