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NOTICE No: MT000002841
MODEL: Mazda MPV YEAR: 1997-1998
AFFECTED VINs: N/A
SUBJECT: Third seat release handle inop; bolts loose
DETAILS:

The third seat release handle (lever or wobble fold) may not release seat to folded position. This concern may be the result of loose or improper torque of bolts on the latch assembly handle or lever.

  1. Verify the concern.
  2. Fold third seat in stored position and lock in place.
  3. Detach the Velcro by the release handle of the bottom cushion and gently pull back material.
  4. Reinstall the mounting bolts of the third seat release handle and torque to the following specification:
    Torque Spec: 70-100 kgf·cm (6.9-9.8 N·m, 60.8-86.8 in·lbf).
  5. Confirm repair.
CONSUMER NOTICE:
The information and instructions in this notice are intended for use by skilled technicians. Mazda technicians utilize the proper tools/equipment and take training to correctly and safely maintain Mazda vehicles. These instructions should not be performed by "do-it-yourselfers." Consumers should not assume this notice applies to their vehicle or that their vehicle will develop the described concern. To determine if the information applies, consumers should contact their nearest authorized Mazda dealership.
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