Mazda models recalled over Steering Fault

Owners of Mazda2, Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-9 vehicles are being asked to return their car to a Mazda dealership to have a potentially dangerous steering fault attended to.

Affecting Mazda vehicles sold between the 22nd the February 2013 and the 15th of December 2015, the Mazda steering fault recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The ACCC recall says the fault could lead to a loss of steering control.

The lower nut and bolt that secures the front suspension strut to the steering knuckle may not have been tightened with sufficient torque. This may cause the nut to loosen and fall off, affecting one or both sides of the front suspension.

In a worst case scenario, the front shock absorber and steering knuckle may separate, causing a loss of steering control.

The ACCC further advising that; Mazda Australia will contact affected owners by mail to present their vehicle to their preferred Mazda dealer to have the tension of the affected nuts/bolts checked.

If the nut/bolt torque does not meet the correct specification, both bolts and nuts that secure the front suspension strut to the steering knuckle will be replaced with new ones and tensioned to the correct torque at no charge.

Consumers who require further information should contact Mazda Customer Support on 1800 034 411.

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