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This spring, Mazda addresses NHTSA to issue a safety recall for a bunch of vehicles sold in the United States between 2013 and 2016. According to the Japanese manufacturer, 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. 

A separation of the front strut and steering knuckle can cause significant loss of steering control and increase risk of a crash. In other words, you can see yourself turning the weel and see that nothing happens. Fortunately, there are no reports of accidents or injuries.

Approximately 578 vehicles are affected in the U.S. including: 2013–2014 Mazda2, 2016 Mazda CX-3, 2014–2016 Mazda CX-5, 2013–2015 Mazda CX-9.

Owners of record will be notified of this issue and instructed to take their vehicles to a Mazda dealer to have the torque condition of all front strut lower mounting nuts and bolts inspected and corrected as needed. Inspection and repair will be performed free of charge to vehicle owners.


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