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Mazda RX-8 Ball Joint Socket Recall

WASHINGTON, DC (June 7, 2017) – Mazda North American Operations announced today that it is recalling certain 2004 RX-8 vehicles.

The ball joint socket on the front suspension lower control arm may crack and the ball joint may separate from the socket. If the ball joint separates, steering control may be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.

There have been no reports of accidents or injuries.

Approximately 35,332 vehicles are affected.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 600 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at

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Tamara Mlynarczyk, Mazda North American Operations, 202-467-5092
Jeremy Barnes, Mazda North American Operations, 949-727-6844