March 28, 2000
Mazda Announces 2000 MPV Recall and Customer Service Action
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - Mazda North American
Operations (MNAO) today announced it is voluntarily recalling certain 2000-model-year MPV
minivans for reprogramming of the vehicle's Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Mazda
is also replacing the front bumper reinforcement plates on all 2000-model MPV minivans.
Mazda has found that 2000-model MPV minivans built
between March 31, 1999 and November 28, 1999 may have inappropriate programming of the PCM
that could cause them to not comply with Federal onboard diagnostic requirements.
Mazda is asking owners of the affected vehicles to
bring them to an authorized Mazda dealer for reprogramming of the PCM. The repairs should
take less than one hour.
In addition, Mazda announced that it will ask
owners of all 2000-model MPV minivans to bring the vehicles to an authorized Mazda dealer
for the installation of front bumper reinforcement plates. The reinforcement plates will
enhance front bumper performance and will be added at no charge to the consumer. The
repairs should take less than one hour.
As a result of tests performed on the 2000-model
MPV by an independent testing facility, Mazda found that the front bumper, despite meeting
Federal passenger car bumper standards, did not perform up to expectations in a low-speed
impact. Mazda has redesigned the front bumper system, and MPVs with the redesigned and
upgraded bumper system should begin arriving in Mazda showrooms by the end of April
Owners with questions should contact Mazda
customer service at 1-800-222-5500
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers March 28,
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