WASHINGTON — Mazda North American Operations is recalling 578 2016 Mazda CX-3, 2013-'14 Mazda 2, 2014-'16 Mazda CX-5 and 2013-'15 Mazda CX-9 vehicles because of a steering problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The lower mounting nuts and bolts that attach the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle may loosen, allowing the steering knuckle to separate," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the steering knuckle separates from the strut assembly, it can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash."
There are no reports of accidents or injuries on any of the vehicles, Mazda spokeswoman Tamara Mlynarczyk told Edmunds.
Mazda dealers will inspect the lower mounting nuts and bolts that secure the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle. If the bolts are loose, they will be replaced and then correctly tightened.
The recall is expected to begin on May 20. Owners can contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.
Edmunds says: This recall begins in several weeks, but if you're experiencing a problem now, it's best to make a service appointment with your dealer.