March 26, 2003
Mazda Has Recalled the 2002-2003 Mazda MPV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Models: Mazda MPV Years: 2002-2003
Number Potentially Involved: 5,400
Dates of Manufacture: November 2001 – January 2003
Defect: On certain minivans equipped with front fog lights, the fog light
bulb socket may have been installed improperly. The bulb socket and the
wiring harness may separate from the fog light housing and drop inside the
bumper. Should this occur, the heat from the fog light may cause a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the installation condition of the fog light
bulb assembly and repair it when necessary. The manufacturer has reported
that owner notification is expected to begin during March 2003. Owners may
contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V053/Mazda Recall No. 0903C].
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!
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