July 13, 2000
1998 Mazda 626 Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1998
Mazda 626 automobiles because, on certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.0 liter
engines, an external spring in the timing belt tensioner could break.
The broken spring can get caught in the
timing belt, resulting in possible engine stalling.
31,000 vehicles manufactured between August 1997 -
August 1998 are affected by this recall.
Dealers will check the tensioner installed and
replace it if the vehicle is equipped with the affected tensioner.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification will begin during August 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V134/Mazda
Recall No. 92007]
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers July 13,
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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