1st Generation (1978-1985) RX-7 Recalls

1979 Steering Recall

1979 Steering Recall

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 85V108000
Component: Steering
Manufacturer: Mazda (North America),Inc
Potential Number of Units Affected: 136526

Year: 1979
Make: Mazda
Model: RX-7
Manufactured From: DEC 1976 To: FEB 1983
Year of Recall: '85
Type of Report: Vehicle
In certain high salt areas, the idler arm is exposed to road salt which causes the dust seal to deteriorate resulting in idler arm pin corrosion. This causes the pin to freeze and break.
Consequence of defect: A broken idler arm pin could result in loss of steering control and may cause an accident.
Replace pin with one of improved corrosion resistant quality.

Vehicle Description: Passenger cars with rear wheel drive.

System: Steering.

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Source: <NHTSA- Office of Defects Investigation Recall Database>