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If you’ve ever lost the power steering on your car, you know that it can make low speed turns a real workout, and parallel parking nearly impossible. If it were to fail suddenly, you might even crash before you could adjust.

In January 2024, the NHTSA announced that Mazda was recalling up to 43,752 vehicles for potential power steering failure. The automaker claims the problem lies in the way the steering system was assembled: a gear that connects the power-assist function to the steering may not engage. The fix is replacing the spring that engages this gear and doing a better job greasing the entire assembly.

Mazda has only officially announced recalls for 2024 CX-90s (both PHEV and mild hybrid configurations). But the numbers don’t add up on this one. Mazda hasn’t shipped anywhere close to 43,000 2024 CX-90s yet. And it probably never will. In all of 2023, it only sold 29,121 CX-90s.

Red 2024 Mazda CX-90 driving on a road. This three-row midsize SUV brings a lot to the table.
2024 Mazda CX-90 | Mazda

Will this recall affect other models? To impact the projected 43,752 vehicles it must. When Mazda sends recall letters to notify owners in mid-March, we’ll have a much better picture of the size of this recall.

Curious if this recall will affect your Mazda? You don’t have to wait for the automaker to send letters to owners. You can always call your local dealership or Mazda Customer Service (dial 1-800-222-5500 and select option six). You’ll want your VIN ready to check for open recalls. You can even ask about Mazda recall 6524A specifically.

You can also always call the NHTSA to get information on open recalls for your car: 1-800-424-9153.

Next, find out whether an open recall changes your car’s trade-in value, or learn about some other Mazda CX-90 recalls in the video below: