Mazda North America, Inc.
Models: Mazda 626 Year: 1997
Mazda MX6 Year: 1997
Number Involved: 40,000
Dates of Manufacture: December 1996 - June 1997
Defect: An external spring in the timing belt tensioner can break and get caught in the timing belt, resulting in possible engine stalling.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the tensioner and replace it if necessary. Owner notification was to begin during October 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.
[NHTSA Recall No.98V206/Mazda Recall No.