Mazda recalls hundreds of CX-7 for suspension breakage problem due to rust.
Mazda is officially recalling a total of 190,000 CX-7 crossovers due to rusty joints in the suspension. The crossovers that are being recalled were manufactured from February 14th, 2006 to May 9th, 2012. Thus all of these include the models 2007 to 2012, according to CNet.
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The problems that is reported by authorities and various customers is related to the suspension of these cars. According to an official report the water can leak and be absorbed in the suspension joints at times.
The ball joint in the suspension can absorb the water. Along with that, rain water, snow and salt on the roads can also get its access to joints through this sneaky space. These can all join together to corrode the joints of suspension while causing it to rust.
The rusty joints can become weak any time thus breaking and posing damage to the transmission system. This suspension failure can be really dangerous for the cars while they are being driven. The steering problem are also aggravated in CX-7 due to this problem, according to Fortune.
The owners of these affected cars are supposed to report the problem to a local Mazda outlet or service station. There they will be given the service of changing front lower control arms. All the work done on these cars will be free of cost. The dealers and mechanics will look at the car, identify the problem and will fix it accordingly.
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Mazda will conduct this recall in a supervised and organized manner. In the first part of recall the earliest models belonging to 2007 and 2008 will be considered. Then later on the cars which were released afterwards will be considered. The problem will be most common in the areas where there are humid conditions or really snowy conditions.