Recall Alert: 2007-2012 Mazda CX-7

img 142360726 1472221185235 jpg 2012 Mazda CX-7 | Manufacturer image


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 190,000 model-year 2007-12 Mazda CX-7 SUVs manufactured between Feb. 14, 2006, and May 9, 2012

The Problem: Water may enter the front suspension ball joint fittings. If the water is contaminated with salt, such as from driving on snowy roads that have been treated, the ball joint may corrode and separate from the lower control arm, resulting in a loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace both front lower control arms for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mazda did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule, as parts were not yet available. The automaker will prioritize specified model years and salt belt states in which the vehicles are registered, starting with 2007-08 and 2009-11 models registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. All other models will be addressed as parts become available.

Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-5500 or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to, for more info.

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