11 utes potentially affected by faulty welding
Mazda Australia has issued a recall for 11 BT-50 utes sold at the end of April, over concerns vehicles could experience a loss of steering.
The company reports that a "potential quality issue" with the welding of the lower intermediate steering shaft is the cause of the fault, which in turn could cause sudden, unexpected loss of steering.
If the condition occurs, Mazda says this could pose a hazard to the vehicle's occupants and other road users.
The 11 affected units were available for sale on 30 April 2018. A VIN list for these vehicles can be viewed here.
Owners of the recalled utes will be contacted by Mazda Australia, and advised to visit their local dealer for the inspection of the lower steering shaft weld, and if required, a replacement part free of charge.
For more information, contact 1800 034 411.