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Mazda Recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs for Possible Steering-Loss Issue

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs to fix possible corrosion issues in the vehicle’s suspension, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall includes Mazda Tributes manufactured from 2001-2004 only and those sold or currently registered in 20 states and the District of Columbia.
The recall is due to corrosion on a piece of the front suspension called the lower control arm. The corrosion may cause the piece to separate, causing the loss of steering, which can lead to an increased risk of crashing.

Mazda plans to notify all owners, who will be able to bring their vehicles into dealers for an inspection. All costs for replacing the part will be covered by Mazda.
Only Tributes sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia are affected by this recall, the NHTSA said.
Read more about this article from the LA Times.

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