June 2, 2000
1999-2000 Mazda 626 Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1999-2000
Mazda 626 automobiles because certain reservoir tank caps on the brake master cylinder
were produced with a worn out die and lack ventilation holes.
According to NHTSA, the pressure in
the reservoir tank can drop gradually as the brake pad or shoe wears and ambient
temperature drops. Also, the pressure could reach a point where the brake caliper and drum
cylinder are pulled back by the vacuum in the reservoir tank when the vehicle is parked
for a long time. This could lead to reduced brake effectiveness, which could result in a
71,000 of these vehicles, manufactured between
February, 1999 through January, 2000 are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the reservoir cap and replace
it, if necessary. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during April
2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V074/Mazda
Recall No. 89004]
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers June 2,
Regarding Auto Recalls
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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