Mazda3 and Mazda5 Recalled - Dodge Nitro Forum
Off-Topic Discussion If you have something to discuss that is not related to the Dodge Nitro, post it in here. Keep it work safe!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,856
Garage
Mazda3 and Mazda5 Recalled

Mazda3 and Mazda5 Recalled

Aug 16, 2010

2010 will likely go down as the year of the automotive recall. Now Mazda is getting in on the action.

"Mazda Motor Co. is recalling more than 200,000 Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles from the 2007-2009 model years," writes Automotive News, "because of faulty power-assist steering pumps and pipes."

The problems with the steering pumps and pipes haven't been unknown to Mazda. Left Lane News reports, "More than a year ago Mazda began an effort to repair potentially faulty power steering pumps and pipes for over 200,000 Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles in the U.S., but with fewer vehicles being repaired than hoped, the Japanese automaker has decided to move forward with a full recall."

Though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is aware of the recall, it is not yet in the NHTSA recall database.

"The recall comes after NHTSA opened an investigation in June into power steering failures in the Mazda3 from the 2007-2009 model years. NHTSA received 33 complaints of power-assist steering failures in Mazda3 vehicles from the 2007-2009 model years, and loss of steering control was reported as the cause of three crashes, according to NHTSA investigation documents," reports Automotive News.

Mazda says, "Should an issue occur with the power steering assist, the Power Steering Malfunction warning light will illuminate and the car will require more physical effort to steer, but at no time is the vehicle undrivable." The company has also released a video that shows what may happen when a vehicle loses power steering.

The problem appears to be related to rust forming on the power steering pump. Mazda says the rust was introduced during the manufacturing process.

If you have questions about the recall, you can call Mazda at 1-800-222-5500, or the NHTSA recall hotline at 888-327-4236.

LINK:

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Dodge Nitro Forum > Off-Topic Area > Off-Topic Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Nitro Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mazda3, BMW Z4 Being Investigated rickaren Off-Topic Discussion 0 07-06-2010 08:49 AM
Jeep Wranglers being recalled rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 06-07-2010 05:08 PM
4.5 million Ford vehicles are recalled rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 10-14-2009 10:28 AM
Sebring and Avengers Recalled rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 08-31-2008 08:26 AM
Sebring and Avengers Recalled rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 10-06-2007 06:23 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome