Mazda North America has announced a recall for several examples of the CX-9 because of a problem with their suspension system.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 193,484 units of the Japanese SUV which will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the suspension system solved.
“The affected vehicles have front suspension ball joints that may corrode from water leaking into the fitting. Over time, the ball joint corrosion may result in the front lower control arm separating from the ball joint, causing a loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary and consequence of the problem.
The affected Mazda CX-9 vehicles are from the 2007 to 2014 model year and they have been produced between the 24th of October, 2006, until the 28th of December, 2013. Owners of these models will be notified by Mazda and the company’s dealers will be replacing the left and right lower control arms, free of charge. The recall will begin with the 2007 to 2009 vehicles, 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, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin and the second phase will be for the 2010 to 2014 model year vehicles. For any extra details on the topic, owners can contact Mazda Customer Service at 1-800-222-5500 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.