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