June 8, 2003
Mazda Has Recalled the MIATA, MPV and MAZDA6
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : MAZDA Model : MIATA Year : 2001 2002 2003
Make : MAZDA Model : MPV Year : 2002 2003
Make : MAZDA Model : MAZDA6 Year : 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V206000
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 64000
ON CERTAIN MINI VANS AND PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SOCKET HOLDER IN THE FOG
LIGHTS IS INSTALLED IN THE LAMP CASING USING PRESSURE. DURING OPERATION OF
THE FOG LIGHT, THE HEAT FROM THE BULB CAN EXPAND THE SOCKET HOLDER. THE
EXPANSION CAN FORCE THE SOCKET HOLDER REARWARD. AFTER REPEATEDLY BEING
SUBJECT TO THIS EXPANSION, IF THE FOG LIGHT IS ALSO SUBJECTED TO VIBRATION
DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, THE SOCKET HOLDER WITH THE BULB HOLDER AND THE
WIRING HARNESS MAY SEPARATE FROM THE FOG LIGHT CASING.
SHOULD THIS OCCUR, THE BULB SOCKET AND THE HARNESS CAN DROP INSIDE THE
BUMPER AND IN THE WORST CASE, THE HEAT GENERATED CAN CAUSE THE BUMPER TO
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SPRING TO PREVENT THE SOCKET HOLDER FROM COMING OFF
THE LAMP CASE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2003.
OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON
SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME
SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
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!
How many did you hear
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