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2009 MAZDA MAZDA6 RECALL (SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2009
Model: MAZDA6
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V631000
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 48,814
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 09/14/2018
Record Creation Date: 09/20/2018

2009 Mazda MAZDA6 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2009-2010 Mazda Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever 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 front cross member may corrode after exposure to road salt.

2009 Mazda MAZDA6 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

Corrosion may weaken the mounting point for the passenger side lower control arm, unexpectedly changing the steering alignment and increasing the risk of a crash.

2009 Mazda MAZDA6 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the cross member and either install a side member and drain hose and apply wax to protect from rust, or install a drain hose and an improved front cross member, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500 Option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 2818I.
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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