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Almost forgotten by car buyers, the Mazda CX-9 provides a pleasant three-row SUV alternative. Agile handling that masks its size is a nice surprise, as a run down a twisty back road will attest. The ride is firm and steady, proving comfortable on a variety of roads and the quiet cabin contributes to a calm cruise.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 Mazda CX-9 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“We had a recall notice on the ball joints 18 months ago and have had to replace them twice in 18 months”

Anonymous, IN (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Done wored out”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Manufacturer recall after I already replaced”

Anonymous, IL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Car squeak”

Carol A., FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Tie rod was damaged causing rack to be damaged. All needed replaced”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“While taking a turn, the tie rod sheared and the car was rendered inoperable. The car had relatively low miles for something like a tie rod to shear”

Mark S., CT (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Replace one at 85k and another @95k. planned obsolensence?”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Upper and lower control arms had to be replaced on left and right front end just after 100,000 miles”

Anonymous, MO (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Wheel bearings

“Driver side wheel bearings needed to be replaced due to noise. This is the FIRST and ONLY major repair that was needed on the CX-9; Not bad for a 9 year old vehicle!”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“I heard a noise in the left rear wheel and had it checked out. My local mechanic said it was the wheel bearings and replaced them in the one wheel and checked the other wheels which did not need repair”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Front wheel bearings and hubs required replacement due to corrosion”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Wheel bearing failed on one side in front”

Anonymous, OH (2008 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)

“They wore out. This is first repair of any type for this car”

Ralph W., FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

“Blindspot monitor failed”

Ken W., CA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Blind Spot indicator stops working after the third time I turn on and off the vehicle while running errands. It is intermittent and Mazda refuses to fix until it is constant”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“stopped working”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

“Nav/radio screen has always been difficult to see. Cannot view back up camera screen except in low light situations”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“Audio port failed”

Ken W., CA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“will not stay synced and has caused time display to be unsettable”

Anonymous, MO (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“About two weeks after purchasing the car (used in 2012 with 65,000 miles on it), the navigation system stopped working and research determined it was not an uncommon problem to happen and also would not be worth fixing due to cost and reliability”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“The bluetooth is no longer working. Though I have not attempted any repairs”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Blue tooth stopped working. Mazda wanted $1,200 plus to replace the module”

Bob B., CA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Pairing suddenly stopped after purchase of new phone”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Paring phones and especially mutlitple phones is more work than it should be”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“loses pairing”

Anonymous, MO (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

“I have replaced both front calipers previously and have now had to replace the front passenger caliper a second time as well as the rotors”

Mark R., AE (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

“calipers failed and were locking up”

Richard O., MD (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Master cylinder

“Mater cylinder was failing and brakes bacame low”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Mazda sent notice about possible brake booster failure which we experienced. Master cylinder was found to be leaking at the same service visit. Both were replaced (only booster was on warranty)”

Anonymous, CO (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“rotors heated up and warped”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Brakes squeak when backing. Neighbor with same year and model has same problem”

John S., SC (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

“had to replace rotors”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Premature brake wear

“Pads did not last past 5,000 miles”

Bob B., CA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Uneven wear on break pads causing one pad to wear completely through to the metal backing while the other pad showed almost no wear”

Anonymous, MI (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Stability control (ESC)

“Warning light comes on”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Replacement due to spindle failure”

Jeff C., ID (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Mazda thinks the transfer case lube should last a lifetime but it does not. There is no recommended service interval. There isnt even a drain plug. The fluid heats up and wears out over time and the unit will fail. Replacement for me was $1500”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Bad clunking noises followed by complete failure a minute later - very little warning. Very disappointing, it was always well maintained (though the transfer case oil is not changeable in this year - not well thought out) and was never abused nor d”

Richard B., PA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

“drive shaft failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Differential

“Front dif leaked and had to be replaced”

Keith T., FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“Right window doesn't seal properly when rolled up”

Carol A., FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Leaking water from sunroof, accumulated on a control module and caused a failure. This is the second occurrence”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

“windows roll seals inward creating excessive wind noise”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

“Drivers side door is squeaking when opened or closing”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Wind noise

“The seals around the windows shrink and lose flexibility over time leading to terrible wind noise at highway speeds”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

“Headlight burned out and then came back on. Then went out. Replaced it. Had trouble getting someone to point the headlight correctly to be able to see okay with the new headlight”

Anonymous, CO (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Headlights repeatedly went out after a short period of time. Wiring issue”

Anonymous, MN (2008 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)
Keyless entry

“The smart keys do not always work. The problem seems to occur when the the smart key is kept near our cell phone. As long as the key is kept away from the phone then it works”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

“TPMS light flashes and then stays ON”

John O., PA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Warning lights

“Warning lights for Traction Control, Brake, and another light turn ON intermittently while driving and then go OFF”

John O., PA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“This was my second visit to complain about A/C the first was inJuly 2016 at which time they could not find a problem and said I needed a recharge. This visit January 2017 ,same symptoms, dealer said the compressor needed replacement. $1499.04 Had my car 1 week”

Lawrence J., FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

“rear console AC control stopped working”

Mike H., CO (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Air filter allowed trash to get into the filter housing and clog drainage line for AC. Water built up and shorted out compressor, blower motor, and other parts”

Keith T., FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“condensation drain plugs and fills motor with water”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Fan relay was replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

“Stopped for gas. Restarted car and could not get shifter out Park.mazda dealer replaced gear shifter $700”

Lawrence J., FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Slipping transmission

“Slippage detectable when slowing down and then accelerating in 6th gear. Currently just a minor inconvenience”

Enrique E., FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Transmission keeps jerking on me. Have taken to the dealer 4 times and they keep telling me they can't replicate it. My extended warranty runs out in a couple of months and I think they are just putting me off until I have to pay for the transmission myself. I like the car, but I won't purchase another Mazda because of the dealer treatment”

Chris A., GA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“The transfer case shaft was not greaseable where it mated to the transmission gear causing extreme wear on the shaft splines. The transmission part was not available as an aftermarket part so the transmission couldn't be rebuilt. It had to be replaced. The transmission repair shop said the new parts will only last about 90000 miles before they fail again because they mating parts are not greaseable. Poor design”

Matthew C., WA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Unsure 3.7-L V6)

“The car would shimmy at 45 mph, the dealer replaced the transmission it was only 2000 after warranty, but Mazda paid 50% and the dealer paid 25%, I paid the difference”

Steven L., FL (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

“Transmission had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MN (2008 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“fell off”

Mark B., MD (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Just noticed a line of cracked paint near the edge of one of the rear doors. Doesn't appear to be from any impact. Looks like it would be from a crease, but there is no visible crease”

Anonymous, NH (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

“Engine failed at around 98000 miles. Head was cracked. needed to replace with used engine”

Anonymous, PA (2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jul 18 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2012 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Mazda is recalling certain 2009 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Mazda is recalling certain 2007-2008 CX-7 and CX-9 sold, or ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began October 4, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F. Note: This recall supersedes recall 17V-012.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V457000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 79402
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jun 29 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2009-2011 Mazda6, and 2007-2011 CX-7 and CX-9 vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began on August 30, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F. Note: This recall supersedes recall 16V356 and all vehicles that were not remedied under that campaign are now covered by this one.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V429000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 205377
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Jul 20 2015
Over time, the ball joint corrosion may result in the front lower control arm separating from the ball joint, causing a loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2007-2014 CX-9 vehicles manufactured October 24, 2006, to December 28, 2013. The affected vehicles have front suspension ball joints that may corrode from water leaking into the fitting.
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both the left and right lower control arms, free of charge. The recall began on September 14, 2015. The recall will begin with model year 2007-2009 vehicles registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The second phase will be for model year 2010-2014 vehicles in the same states. Finally, all remaining vehicles will be remedied. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 8515G.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V451000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 193484
EQUIPMENT
Apr 02 2009
THIS MAY RESULT IN THE BOLT(S) SNAPPING OFF DURING USE OR WITHOUT A LOAD. THE UNSECURED RACK AND LOAD CAN THEN COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING CREATING A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.
What should you do:
THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO THULE AFTERMARKET ROOF MOUNTED LOAD CARRIERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E011000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2323
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
Feb 23 2009
DRIVERS WILL EXPERIENCE CERTAIN FUNCTIONS THAT ARE UNCONTROLLABLE WHICH WILL CAUSE SERIOUS DIFFICULTIES IN DRIVING INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
MAZDA IS RECALLING 30,600 MY 2007-2009 CX9 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER ADJUSTABLE SEAT WITH POSITION MEMORY FUNCTION. THE SEAT HARNESS ROUTED UNDERNEATH THE SEAT CUSHION MAY INTERFERE WITH THE FRONT COVER BRACKET WHICH IS ATTACHED ON THE FRONT SIDE OF THE SEAT CUSHION. DUE TO THIS THE COVERING OF THE SEAT HARNESS MAY BE DAMAGED, THE CORE WIRE OF THE HARNESS MAY TOUCH WITH THE BRACKET AND RESULT IN SHORT CIRCUIT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SEAT HARNESS AND FASTEN THE SEAT FRAME WITH A CABLE TIE. THE HARNESS COVERING WILL BE REPAIR FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 16, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
For more information:
MAZDA RECALL NO. 5309B.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V066000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 30600
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