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Steering Defect Affects Over 47,000  Mazda Vehicles During Their Latest Recall

Mazda’s popular large SUV has a risk of steering defects that could cause a crash – the Japanese automaker has announced.

Steering Defect Issue – An Overview

Mazda announced this recall after discovering that a worm gear in the power steering motor had an increase in friction. This means owners require more effort when they try to steer the vehicle. Mazda says this increased effort can happen during normal driving and therefore increase the possibility of a crash.

Which Mazda Models Are Affected?

Affecting over 43,000 vehicles, the steering defect has only been discovered on one model, the Mazda CX-90 SUV. Affected models were built between Dec. 27, 2022 and Dec. 11, 2023.

What Customers Need to Do Next

Affected CX-90 owners will be notified about the recall in due course (Any time before March 18, 2024). A letter in the mail will instruct owners to take their affected vehicle to a Mazda dealer, where the worm gear will be replaced, at no cost, for a better component.

It’s important to note that Mazda is not providing reimbursement for any costs associated with repairing the steering defect, as their new vehicle warranty does not cover it. 

How Consumers Can Take Back Control

This latest announcement from Mazda affects a critical safety feature (steering) on their CX-90 SUV. Whilst recalls and free repairs have been announced for the affected vehicles, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

If you struggle with vehicle troubles and feel cornered against big vehicle brands, remember it is always better to have experts with you. With extensive experience and successful cases at hand, The Lemon Firm is your best bet. With the dedicated team members always at your disposal, the package becomes too good to be true. So, if your car is giving you a headache, don’t hesitate to reach out! 

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About the Author
Sepehr Daghighian is a partner with CCA that is well-versed in all aspects of lemon-law litigation. A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Daghighian has been practicing litigation throughout the state of California for over 13-years. In this time, Mr. Daghighian has advocated on behalf of California consumers in hundreds of lemon law cases throughout our great state. Mr. Daghighian has also successfully tried numerous such cases to verdict in both Federal and State Court.