WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mazda North America Operations (MNAO) will recall certain model-year 2024 Mazda CX-90 sport-utility vehicles (SUV) due to a defect which might result in loss of vehicle control for the driver.
In the 18 SUVs within the vehicle population, according to a statement released by MNAO, “Certain bolts for the steering intermediate shaft, front ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) wheel speed sensor harnesses or front upper control arms may not have been tightened to proper specification or may be missing. This can result in one or more of these components loosening or detaching while driving and cause a loss of ability to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.”
The statement further reported that there is no warning should this occur.
There have not been any reports of accidents or injuries as a result of this condition, MNAO reported.
The vehicles were produced between March 4th and 11th, 2023, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-429.
NHTSA further reported the remedy as, “Dealers will check the bolt fastening torques of each affected component and ensure all bolts are torqued to proper specification. If any bolts or nuts are missing at time of inspection, they will be replaced with new parts and torqued to proper specification.”
Franchised dealers were scheduled to be notified last week. Affected owners are scheduled to be notified by U.S. Mail by July 14th.