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2004 MAZDA RX-8 RECALL (SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2004
Model: RX-8
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V355000
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 35,332
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 06/01/2017
Record Creation Date: 06/02/2017

2004 Mazda RX-8 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2004 Mazda RX-8 vehicles. The ball joint socket on the front suspension lower control arm may crack and the ball joint may separate from the socket.

2004 Mazda RX-8 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the ball joint separates, steering control may be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.

2004 Mazda RX-8 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front lower control arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 30, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1117E.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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