Mazda Australia Pty Ltd — Mazda RX-8 (FE1031) MY2003 & MY2004
What are the defects?
The ball joint casings on the front lower control may crack, due to an inappropriate production process.
What are the hazards?
Under high load conditions, the ball joint casing may break, which may cause the ball joint to detach from the lower arm. This may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of an accident and injury.
What should consumers do?
Mazda Australia will contact all affected owners. Consumers should return affected vehicles to their preferred Mazda Dealer for the replacement of the front lower control arms at no charge.
Consumers who require further information should contact Mazda Customer Support on 1800 034 411.
Authorised Mazda Dealers
- 10 July 2003 - 28 April 2005