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2012 MAZDA MAZDA6 RECALL (SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2012
Model: MAZDA6
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V323000
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 49,339
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 04/25/2019
Record Creation Date: 04/25/2019

2012 Mazda MAZDA6 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2011-2013 Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland,Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The front cross member may corrode after exposure to road salt.

2012 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.

2012 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 June 24, 2019. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500 Option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 2818I. Note: This recall is an expansion of Recall 18V-631.
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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