Mazda Australia has announced it is recalling a selection of Mazda 2, CX-3 and CX-9 vehicles (only 297) because of insufficient tightening of nuts connecting the suspension to the steering knuckle.

MAZDA HAS SAID IT is recalling Mazda 2, CX-3 and CX-9 vehicles built between 22 February 2013 and 15 December 2015. And that’s because, “The lower nut and bolt that secures the front suspension strut to the steering knuckle may not have been tightened with sufficient torque. This may cause the nut to loosen and fall off, affecting one or both sides of the front suspension”.

Mazda said that in a “worst case scenario” the nuts might work loose and cause the front suspension strut to disconnect from the steering knuckle, causing a loss of steering control.

“Mazda Australia will contact all affected customers by mail to present their vehicle to their preferred Mazda dealer to have the tension of the affected nuts/bolts checked. If the nut/bolt torque does not meet the correct specification, both bolts and nuts that secure the front suspension strut to the steering knuckle will be replaced with new ones and tensioned to the correct torque at no charge,” Mazda said.


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