NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V355
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Potential Number of Units Affected 35,332
Ball Joint may Separate from Control Arm
If the ball joint separates, steering control may be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2004 Mazda RX-8 vehicles.
The ball joint socket on the front suspension lower control arm may crack and the ball joint may separate from the socket.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front lower control arms, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin July 30, 2017.
Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda’s number for this recall is 1117E.
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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