2013 Mazda CX-9

Mazda will recall 193,484 CX-9 vehicles in two different phases due to a corrosion defect.  The reason for the recall is that the affected vehicles have front suspension ball joints that will corrode from water leaking.  Because of the corrosion, the front lower control arm may separate and break which will cause the loss of steering control in the vehicle.  These vehicles being recall are only in the “Salt Belt” States, which are states are use salt to de-ice their roads during the winter.  These states include Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Click here to read the full recall notice: Mazda Recall Corrosion

The affected vehicles are model year 2007-2014 CX-9 vehicles that were manufactured October 24, 2006 to December 28, 2013.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both the left and right lower control arms, free of charge.  In early September 2015, owners will be mailed an interim notification informing them of recall.  When remedy parts are available, owners will be mailed a second notification.  The recall will begin with model year 2007-2009 vehicles 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, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.  The second phase will be for model year 2010-2014 vehicles in the same states.  Finally, all remaining vehicles will be remedied.  Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda’s number for this recall is 8515G.

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