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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, 2000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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