2007-2014 Mazda CX-9 Recalled For Suspension Corrosion
Corrosion Could Cause Control Arm Separation
With eight years on the market, the Mazda CX-9 is one of the oldest large crossovers on the market right now, but that hasn’t diminished our fondness for the largest member of the “zoom-zoom” lineup. Unfortunately, the big crossover has been recalled for suspension ball joints susceptible to corrosion, which could cause separation of the front lower control arm. The recall affects models from 2007, the first year of the CX-9 in the U.S. market, through 2014 models, for a total of 193,484 models affected. Most of the affected models have already been sold. A total of 21 models still in dealer inventory have been identified as subject to the recall.
Priority for the recall repair will be for 2007-2009 models originally registered in states that experience cold, wet weather and use road salt, including Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Model year 2010-2014 models in the same states will follow before a full nationwide recall. Concerned owners can call Mazda customer service at 800-222-5500 or visit mazdausa.com and click on the “Owners” tab and select “Recalls.” The recall campaign number is 8515G.