April 10, 2000
1999 Mazda Miata Automobiles Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1999 Mazda Miata
automobiles, manufactured between November 1997 - November 1998, because the non-return
valve installed at the lower end of the fuel filler pipe can stick due to insufficient
clearance between the valve case and the valve shutter combined with the material
properties of the fuel hose between the filler pipe and the fuel tank.
This can cause a "hard to refuel"
condition, and in some instances, a "fuel spit back" during refueling.
Approximately 22,000 trucks are affected by this
recall. Dealers will replace the non-return valve with a modified valve.
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. 00V032/Mazda
Recall No. 88004]
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers April 10,
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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