I have a 2007 Mazda6 Classic hatch - low suspension and low profile tires standard - driven exclusively on bitumen roads. I have just found out that both the lower control arm ball joint rubber boots have split in two and will need replacement. Is this normal or has Mazda had a quality control problem with these boots. My argument is that there is a reasonable expectation that both of them should not have failed within 5 and a half years - suggesting poor durability and they should be replaced by Mazda at their cost. Has there been any history of these boots failing prematurely?
Thanks for that but do you have any comparative and definitive details ie rather than saying it is a common concern - do you have any hard data that would support your statement. For instance, do you have any data that clearly indicates the boot failure in Mazda6's occurs more often than in other vehicles using the same lower control arm ball joints. Or is there a web site or forum where Mazda6 owners have clearly indicated their dissatisfaction with the boots failing within the same time period ie within 6 years. Many thanks.
Thanks for that again. Is there a website or forum site where Mazda owners have voiced their dissatisfaction or concern - so I can see - and printout - their complaints?