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Mazda Issues a Recall on SUVs

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Mazda issued a recall today on 109,000 Tributes from 2001- 2004.

Though the latest issue is with Mazda SUVs and their rusty frames, other cars could suffer from the same problem.

"If cars are not being properly undercoated, you have cold weather, you have snow, you have ice, you have salt, you have brine.

That really starts rusting the car quickly," says Coley Jordan Firestone owner Victor Harrelson.

This latest Mazda flaw could put you in danger for a wreck because the rust can eat away at the steering column.

"It usually starts from the bottom up. Once rust starts attacking the car it starts eating away at the metal and before long the rust gets so bad you can't even align your wheels," he says.

But there is a simple and relatively inexpensive fix. A mechanic can apply the undercoating for you for a few hundred dollars.

Mazda is just the latest in a string of recalls over the last few months..

"It's mass production," says Harrelson, "they're trying to get out more cars and they're not fine tuning them as good as they could."

Now that winter is over, you may have brine under your car. You can easily get rid of it and prevent rusting by going to your local car wash. They are able to rise the undercarriage specifically to get rid of bring.

If your car is one of the 2001- 2004 Mazda Tributes recalled, you can bring you car back to the dealership, even though Mazda has stopped making the Tribute.

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