There’s enough corrosion forming on the subframes of the 2009-2010 Mazda6 to separate lower control arms and cause steering rack mounting bolts to fail.
The best case scenario is your alignment feels off and the steering pulls harshly to one side. Given enough time, you’ll loose all steering ability entirely.
An investigation revealed Mazda didn’t apply enough paint coating to stop road salt from eating away at the subframe. That’s a big ole no-no, particularly in the “salt belt,” where Mazda will recall 49,000 vehicles.
The “salt belt” includes Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.