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Mazda MPV Recalls

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03/10/17 Mazda north america operations (mazda) is recalling certain 2009 rx-8 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." additionally, unless included in "zone b" above, mazda is recalling certain 2005-2006 mpv and 2005-2008 rx-8 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin and wyoming. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began march 10, 2017. owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 0617a.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/19/16 Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2004-2011 rx-8, 2004-2006 mpv, 2003-2008 mazda6, and 2006-2007 mazdaspeed6 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands, or "zone a." additionally, unless included in "zone a" above, mazda is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 rx-8, 2004-2006 mpv, 2003-2008 mazda6 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." lastly, unless included in "zone a" or "zone b" above, mazda is recalling certain model year 2004 mazda rx-8 and mpv, 2003-2004 mazda6 vehicles originally sold, or registered, in alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin, and wyoming. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge.

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02/04/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 mazda6, and model year 2004-2005 rx-8, and mpv vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in alabama, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, texas, puerto rico, saipan and guam. upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger?s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. the recall began february 4, 2015. owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 8114l. note: this recall supersedes safety recall 14v-344 as to the front passenger air bag inflators.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/07/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain minivans equipped with cruise control, the cruise control actuator cable may be broken due to insufficient strength (group 1). also included are certain 2000-2001 minivans equipped with cruise control built between march 31, 1999 and march 31, 2001, that have had the cruise control repaired and possibly had a defective cable installed during that repair (group 2).

It is possible that the broken actuator cable may be out of position and could interfere with the operation of the accelerator cable, preventing a decrease in engine speed while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the actuator cable. owner notification for vehicles involved in group 1 began on july 7, 2004. owner notification for vehicles involved in group 2 began on september 10, 2004. owners should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 2004f.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/05/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning As a result of an ncap test, certain minivans fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection." the front passenger seat air bag was not correctly wiring.

In the event of a crash, the air bag will not provide adequate protection.

Dealers will install a new wiring harness in the front passenger seat air bag system. the recall bagan march 5, 2004. owners should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 1604b-a.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/14/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain mini vans and passenger vehicles, the socket holder in the fog lights is installed in the lamp casing using pressure. during operation of the fog light, the heat from the bulb can expand the socket holder. the expansion can force the socket holder rearward. after repeatedly being subject to this expansion, if the fog light is also subjected to vibration during vehicle operation, the socket holder with the bulb holder and the wiring harness may separate from the fog light casing.

Should this occur, the bulb socket and the harness can drop inside the bumper and possibly but rarely, the heat generated by the bulb can cause the bumper to burn.

Dealers will install a spring to prevent the socket holder from separating from the lamp case. owner notification began on july 14, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 1103f.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/31/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain mini vans equipped with front fog lights,the fog light bulb socket may have been installed improperly.

if the vehicle continues to be used with this condition, the bulb socket and the wiring harness may separate from the fog light housing if exposed to shock and/or vibration and drop inside the bumper. should this occur, the operation of the fog light may then cause the bumper to burn.

Dealers will inspect the installation condition of the fog light bulb assembly, and repair it when necessary. owner notification began march 31, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/04/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, some of the passenger air bag modules were not properly welded and may not deploy in a collision.

The seat occupant may not be properly protected in the event of a collision, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Dealers will replace the passenger air bag module. owner notification began october 4, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/22/04 Other Certain minivans fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection." some of these vehicles were produced with air bag warning labels intended for the canadian market. thus, the labels contain warnings in both english and french. as a result, the area of the english warning is only 16 square centimeters, as opposed to the 30 square centimeters required by the standard.



Owners will be provided with air bag caution labels and installation instructions which were mailed on july 22, 2004. owners should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 1804c.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/16/04 Other The tire inflation pressure indicated on the vehicle certification label is not correct. the labels show the maximum tire pressure as 240 kpa/32 psi when it should be shown as 240 kpa/35 psi. as a result of this error, the load ratios for the 205/65r15 94h and the 215/60r16 95h tires exceed the levels permitted by fmvss 120.

If the tire is operated in an under-inflated condition, the load carrying capacity of the vehicle may be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners will be provided with a corrected label that they can apply to their vehicle, or they can have a dealer install the label, if desired. the recall began on july 16, 2004. owners should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500, option #4.

Mazda recall no. 2140f.customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
06/12/02 Other Certain mini vans fail to comply to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 120, "tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars." an incorrect gross axle weight rating (gawr) was indicated on the certification label.



Owners will be mailed accurate certification labels and inserts for the owner's manual. owner notification began june 12, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Mazda MPV Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.