The US National Traffic Safety Administration is responsible for making sure that vehicle models available to American consumers are safe. While they are not in the business of making sure that drivers follow instructions and make sure that their vehicles are working perfectly.
In order to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe, you must not just be on top of recall news. You must also make sure that recall campaigns are addressed. Have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible in order to ensure that the equipment defect putting your safety at risk is fixed.
The last two auto recalls launched recently should not be ignored by vehicle owners who are impacted. If you have one of the following vehicles, make sure they are fixed immediately.
The first recall campaign you should pay attention to was launched by Mazda.
According to the official announcement, Mazda has recalled all units of the 2007 through 2012 Mazda CX-7 vehicles manufactured between February 14, 2006 and May 9, 2012. These units come with front suspension ball joint fittings that may be exposed to water. If that occurs and the water is contaminated with salt, the ball joint may corrode and become separated from the lower control arm. This issue could eventually lead to a loss of steering control.
While this issue impacts vehicles located in areas where salt is used on iced or snowy roads, consumers with the recalled vehicles should not wait until winter to have their vehicles inspected and repaired.
These vehicles should be repaired entirely for free at dealers.
The second recall campaign consumers should not ignore was launched by Chrysler.
According to the NHTSA, the company has recalled all units of the 2015 RAM 2500 trucks as well as the RAM 3500 vehicles and cab chassis. Since these vehicles are fitted with inadequate welds securing the front track bar frame brackets, the brackets may end up separating from the frame.
Since this problem could cause the driver to receive a reduced response to steering input, the issue could lead to a crash.
You may contact Chrysler directly to learn more or you may wait until the company contacts you, but a notification schedule hasn’t been announced yet.
In order to avoid crashes and help your family and loved ones to stay safe, follow this link for more information on this recall or reach out to Chrysler for more details. Do not let this recall go by without fixing your vehicle.