Feds Investigate Reports of Steering Loss on Mazdas

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By Christopher Jensen

After 20 Mazda owners reported rust caused a component failure that made their vehicles hard to control, federal investigators are looking into whether a recall is needed.

Federal regulators are investigating whether Mazda should recall almost 85,000 of its 2009–10 Mazda6 models for a possible loss of steering due to a rusting subframe, according a report posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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