Mazda Australia Pty Ltd — Mazda RX-8 (FE1031) MY2003 & MY2004

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See attached VIN list

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.

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Mazda Dealers

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 10 July 2003 - 28 April 2005

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Product category