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February 12, 2002

Mazda (North America), Inc. Has Recalled 2000-2001 Mazda MPV

(SafetyAlerts) -  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2000-2001 Mazda MPV.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,000

Manufactured: April 1999 - November 2001

Defect: Certain minivans without anti-lock braking systems (ABS) fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Passenger Car Brake Systems." Due to inappropriate brake pipe layout, these vehicles do not meet the partial failure brake stopping distance requirements of the standard. If partial failure occurred in the braking system, the stopping distance of the vehicle could increase, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will modify the brake system. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during January 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500, Option #4.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V382/Mazda Recall No. 0502A].

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 
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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