25,000 Mazda cars have been recalled for a possibility that they may losing their wheels while being driven.
The cars had to be recalled because of a gap between the hub bolts and hub flanges. This issue is caused by a manufacturing error and could cause lug nuts to loosen and fall off potentially causing the wheel itself to fall off.
While there have no reports of wheels falling off yet, Mazda says owners should bring their vehicle into a dealership if they hear any strange rattling noises.
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