Mazda North American Operations is recalling 35,332 model year 2004 Mazda RX-8s.
The ball joint socket on the front suspension lower control arm may crack and the ball joint may separate from the socket. As a result, steering control may be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front lower control arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 30, 2017.
Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1117E.