The tire tread may separate and detach

By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs

November 22, 2019

PhotoMazda North American Operations is recalling 146 model year 2019 CX-9s equipped with Sumitomo Falken ZIEX CT50 A/S tires, size P255/50R20 104V — date code 1619.

An incorrect rubber compound may have been used in the tire’s manufacturing, allowing the tread to separate and detach.

A detached tire tread can decrease vehicle stability and increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four tire serial numbers, replacing the tires as necessary free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 18, 2019.

Owners may contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500, Option 4. Mazda’s number for this recall is 4019J.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/recalls/mazda-recalls-cx-9s-with-sumitomo-falken-tires-112219.html