Mazda North America recalls CX-7 over suspension defect

According to the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mazda has issued a recall in the US for the CX-7 SUV.

The recall is due to a defect in the suspension. According to the NHTSA, the front suspension’s ball joint area could become corroded through contact with water with salt content, which could cause the joints to fall out.

The recall applies to 2007-2012 model CX-7s. It applies to 190,102 cars that were sold mostly in parts of the US where snow-melting agents are used.

Mazda North America is contacting the appropriate customers. At dealerships, front suspension lower control frames are being replaced.

(Translated by Greg Scott)