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2013 MAZDA MAZDA2 RECALL (STEERING)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2013
Model: MAZDA2
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V203000
Component: STEERING
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 578
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 04/11/2016
Record Creation Date: 04/11/2016

2013 Mazda MAZDA2 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 2, 2015, 2013-2014 Mazda2 vehicles manufactured July 3, 2013, to August 8, 2014, 2014-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured January 19, 2013, to December 2, 2015, and 2013-2015 CX-9 vehicles manufactured December 6, 2012, to July 31, 2015. The lower mounting nuts and bolts that attach the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle may loosen, allowing the steering knuckle to separate.

2013 Mazda MAZDA2 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the steering knuckle separates from the strut assembly, it can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

2013 Mazda MAZDA2 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower mounting nuts and bolts that secure the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle. If the bolts are loose, they will be replaced and then correctly tightened, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 20, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9316D.
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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