August 29, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (August 29, 2016) – On August 10, 2016, Mazda Motor Corporation filed a safety defect report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address a concern with certain 2007-2012 CX-7 vehicles.
During use, it is possible that water may enter the front suspension ball joint fitting. Driving on salted roadways during the winter months can lead to saltwater intruding into the ball joint, causing corrosion, which can result in generating looseness of the ball joint in the fitting. As a result of the looseness, a rattle may occur at ball joint of lower control arm. After extended operation in such condition, in the worst case, the ball joint and lower control arm may separate.
There have been no reports of accidents or injuries.
Approximately 190,000 additional vehicles are affected.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
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Tamara Mlynarczyk, 202-467-5092
Jeremy Barnes, 949-727-6844