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2018 Mazda BT-50 recall issued

By Tristan Tancredi, 15 Jun 2018 News

2018 Mazda BT-50 recall issued

Recall notice goes out for 11 BT-50s due to steering shaft weld fault.

THE ACCC has issued a recall for 11 Mazda BT-50s (UR) sold nationally from April 2018, due to a steering fault.

The select group of BT-50s have a potential issue with the “welding of the lower intermediate steering shaft”, according to the recall report.

The VIN numbers of affected vehicles can be found here.

2018 Mazda BT-50 recall issue

If the welding of the shaft fails, the driver may experience a sudden, unexpected loss of steering, which obviously poses a serious road hazard. 

It’s no surprise the BT-50 shares its underpinnings with Ford’s Ranger, and select MY18 Rangers (and Everests) were also hit yesterday with a steering shaft weld recall.

The 11 owners of affected BT-50s will be contacted by Mazda Australia (if they haven’t already), where they’ll be advised to take their vehicle to a Mazda dealer for inspection and replacement – if required – at no charge.

For more information, customers can call Mazda Customer Support on 1800 034 411.