Vehicles Affected: Approximately 49,300 model-year 2011-13 Mazda6 sedans
The Problem: The front cross-member of vehicles sold or ever registered in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin may corrode after exposure to road salt. Corrosion could weaken the mounting point for the passenger-side lower control arm, unexpectedly changing the steering alignment and increasing the risk of a crash.
This is an expansion of a previous recall.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the cross-member, install a side-member and drain hose and apply wax to protect the cross-member from rust or install a drain hose and an improved cross-member. Repairs will be done free of charge.
What Owners Should Do: Mazda will begin notifying owners June 24. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-5500, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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